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A new attempt on the world water speed record is on the drawing boards and uses technology familiar to structural engineers. Following in the footsteps of Donald and Sir Malcolm Campbell, the Quicksilver consortium is planning to break the 318mph record on Coniston Water next winter. The hi-tech speedboat is undergoing detailed design using Fluent Computational Fluid Dynamics software which is also used for modelling airflow and wind loading on buildings. The software is being used ...

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