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Dec 6, 2011
Cradle CFD Software Used to Help Design World Solar Challenge Race Winner

December 2011/ -- Cradle SC/Tetra CFD software was used to perform aerodynamic analysis of the Tokai Challenger, Tokai University's solar powered vehicle that won the 2011 Veolia World Solar Challenge. 

This race has occurred annually since 2006. Ground vehicles, completely powered by solar energy, race across 1800 miles in Australia. The vehicles travel as far as they can until 5pm each day using solar power, 5kW of stored power (the amount of energy it takes to power a hair dryer), and any kinetic energy the vehicle can recover while on the road. 

The Tokai Challenger completed the race in 32 hours and 45 minutes averaging nearly 57 mph and beating 2nd place finisher, the Nuon Solar Team (Netherlands), and 3rd place finisher, the University of Michigan (USA).


Tokai Challenger

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