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Aerodynamics Of A Supersonic Car - Can It Withstand 1,000 MPH?
2014-04-12 07:16:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online How will a supersonic car (SSC) capable of reaching speeds of 1,000mph cope with the aerodynamic characteristics of traveling that fast? The team developing one such vehicle addresses those issues in an upcoming edition of the Journal of Automobile Engineering. In the paper, members of the Swansea University College of Engineering team working on the Bloodhound SSC discuss how simulations of the vehicle had demonstrated how it...

Rolls Royce Supports Bloodhound Supercar
2013-05-13 10:41:35

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While we often say “that car was flying” when we see someone speeding down the highway, the jet-engine powered Bloodhound SuperSonic Car (SSC ) would easily leave the most determined lead-foot in the dust. Fittingly, the vehicle first made its debut at the Farnborough International Air Show in the United Kingdom back in 2010. Now, efforts to produce the supercar are moving into top gear....

2011-04-18 09:00:00

TROY, Mich., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of simulation technology and engineering services that empowers client innovation and decision-making, reported today that the Bloodhound SuperSonic Car (SSC) team has employed the HyperWorks suite of computer-aided engineering tools in the development of its jet and rocket powered car. The futuristic speed machine is designed to reach mach 1.4 (approximately 1,050 mph) in its pursuit of the...

2011-03-06 09:10:00

A rocket that is planned to power a British car to over 1,000 mph will get its first test firing in the coming months.Producing 27,000 pounds of thrust, the hybrid Falcon motor will be the largest rocket to be ignited in the United Kingdom in nearly two decades.However, it will not be the only power source in the Bloodhound vehicle when it attempts to break the land speed record next year. A jet engine from a fighter plane and an engine from an F1 car will also power the car.The team behind...

2011-02-07 14:00:42

Construction work formally starts this week on what could be the world's fastest car. The Bloodhound has been designed to reach speeds of 1,000mph. The British car will attempt to set the mark as it breaks the land speed record on a dried out lake bed in South Africa's Northern Cape late next year. The vehicle has been in design for the past three years.  It will be powered by a Eurofighter-Typhoon jet engine bolted above a hybrid rocket. The power unit combination will deliver a...

2011-01-27 13:00:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- There is a healthy rivalry brewing between three racing adversaries -- a Canadian/American team, an Australian team, and the current record holder UK team. All are bent on having the first vehicle to travel faster than 800 mph for the World Land Speed Record. The Canadian/American team, North American Eagle, once they have secured sponsorship funding could attempt the record this year. The UK team, Bloodhound SSC, appears ready to attempt the record...

2010-11-22 09:15:00

A British project to design and build a car that can travel 1,000mph is proceeding as planned, and the vehicle could be ready to make a run at the World Land Speed Record within the next two years, according to BBC News reports on Sunday. According to Jonathan Amos, a science correspondent with the British news bureau, construction on the rear end of the Bloodhound Super Sonic Car (SSC) will start in January 2011, and the super-quick vehicle could make a run at the record sometime in 2012. In...

2010-11-17 00:01:10

GL Studio Is Instrumental in Display Development for the Bloodhound Prototype Vehicle Set to Reach 1000 mph Orlando, FL (PRWEB) November 16, 2010 The DiSTI Corporation announces its strategic sponsorship of the Bloodhound Super Sonic Car (SSC) project, a U.K. program intending to break the land speed record with a vehicle capable of reaching 1000 mph. DiSTI's industry leading graphical user interface toolkit, GL Studio, has been used for the development of the vehicle's dashboard displays...

2010-07-19 09:50:00

A full scale replica of the Bloodhound SuperSonic Car (SSC) - a 40-plus foot long vehicle designed to go more than 1,000 mph - was unveiled over the weekend at the Farnborough International Air Show. According to BBC News Science Correspondent Jonathan Amos, the Bloodhound SSC is the brainchild of a British team that includes Chief Engineer Mark Chapman, Wing Commander Andy Green, Project Director Richard Noble, and Chief Aerodynamicist Ron Ayers. Amos reports that the 1:1 model was completed...

2010-03-17 07:20:00

The project to produce the fastest car in the world can move forward now that the makers have fixed a stability issue that caused the vehicle's rear end to experience lift at high speeds, the project's technical director told BBC News on Tuesday. The Bloodhound SSC was being built not only to break the existing land-speed record of 763mph, but also to shatter the 1,000mph barrier. However, the 42-foot long, 14,000-plus pound vehicle had experienced a series of technical setbacks since the...

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