"We used Exa’s PowerFLOW transient solver that directly resolves very large eddies to deliver superior accuracy compared to conventional CFD codes. This approach is especially beneficial in areas where flow physics are complex such as in the rear of a curved vehicle. The result is a full-size electric sedan with a drag coefficient of 0.24."


Rob Palin, Lead Aerodynamicist

Tesla Motors



Read more on SAE's website:

Tesla Model S designers tackle drag head-on with CFD