Filming the Bloodhound Super Sonic Car Land Speed Record

Using CAE to optimise the design of a prototype for a super sonic filming drone

ABSTRACT

The Bloodhound project, conceptualized in 2008 by Richard Noble and Andy Green (past and present holders of the land speed record), targeted the setting of a new land speed record of 1000 mph with the Bloodhound Super Sonic Car (SSC) on an 18 km-long stretch of the Hakskeen salt pan in the Northern Cape of South Africa.

The South African University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg set some of its students a final-year Mechanical Engineering project to design a system to film the Bloodhound land speed record attempt at a distance of 50 m without interfering with the vehicle in any way.

This detailed technical case study describes how the students arrived at a supersonic aircraft drone prototype using MATLAB and modeFRONTIER in order to reduce the time and costs of numerical and wind-tunnel testing.

<h5>Filming the Bloodhound Super Sonic Car Land Speed Record</h5>
Filming the Bloodhound Super Sonic Car Land Speed Record
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S-18 Supersonic Filming Drone

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