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The theme of the new exhibition at the Škoda Museum in Mladá Boleslav aerodynamics. To May 8, 2016, visitors can peek into the rich history of the application of aerodynamic knowledge carmaker Skoda, through exceptional exhibits and a series of period photographs.

The exhibition was created in cooperation Skoda Museum, Skoda design and aerodynamics departments Skoda Auto. "Using the aerodynamics science-based automaker Skoda has a long tradition dating back to the thirties of the twentieth century," says Andrea Frydlova, Head of Škoda Museum. This era of the exhibition represents a unique prototype of the Škoda 935, which reached already in 1935 the value of the exceptionally favorable drag coefficient Cx = 0.37. Aerodynamically optimized shapes can also be found on sports specials 30s, from the unique know-how also benefited owners of the Škoda Popular Monte Carlo (1936) and "dálnicového Tudor" Skoda Rapid 1500 OHV (1938).

Since the late 40s of the 20th century underwent models of cars and racing cars Škoda 1101/1102 on a scale of 1: 5 and 1:10 tests in the wind tunnel. Wrapping models of air stream visibility to the fibers, so-called. "Cottons". The most attractive applications from that period include pontoon and cigar body Skoda cars Sport and Supersport and designer jewel ŠKODA 1100 OHC (1958). From the measurements in the wind tunnel engineers have also proceeded in creating velkosériového car Škoda 1000 MB and these models.

The exhibition "Aerodynamics" Škoda may resemble other milestones. For example, testing the Škoda 130 RS A5 with effective spoiler, extended sills and wing on the rear of the vehicle on the tarmac in Hoškovice (1978) or measurement of size prototype wind tunnel MIRA (Motor Industry Research Association) in the UK or at the famous Italian Pininfarina body shop.

Fans will appreciate the latest technologies comprehensible presentation of the methods of computational fluid dynamics CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics), analyzing in detail the distribution of air around and inside the car after hundreds of computational cells. CFD simulations are used for example in the study Skoda VisionC a drag coefficient Cx = 0.26. The original car VisionC one of the magnets of the exhibition. "This study shows visitors the best combination of aerodynamics and design," says Andrea Frydlova leading museums.

The exhibition "Aerodynamics" is open to visitors till May 8, 2016, daily from 9:00 to 17:00. A visit to the museum can also connect with a tour of the factory.
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Source: tz-pity

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