Stephen Ferguson, Consultant Engineer, CD-adapco.
To become an Olympic Rowing champion you need two qualities in fair
measure: grace and guts. More than any other sport, rowing combines
sheer explosive power with fine technique. With winning margins measured
in just tenths of a second, Gold Medals are traditionally won by working
harder and suffering more than your opponents. At the last two Olympics,
however, those rules have changed; blood, sweat and tears alone are good
enough. Nowadays, the best teams have another weapon in their armory.
At the Olympics, Computational Fluid Dynamics could be the difference
between Gold and Bronze.
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