Santa’s Sleigh and ANSYS

With Christmas on the doorstep, we decided to help Santa Claus to avoid delays in gift delivery.

For this we will improve the efficiency of the sleigh. Fortunately, we can count on the help of ANSYS simulation software before building a new sleigh.

Our first task was to study the current design, and it soon became clear that Santa Claus has no wind protection so that the low pressure verified significantly reduces the speed of the sleigh.

Using the simulation results obtained from ANSYS Discovery Live, this low pressure (blue zone) drags the sleigh backwards slowing it down.

Now our team will run several simulations until we find an optimized design.
We want to show the new model but until December 25th is a secret.

Happy Holidays everyone!