The Ridge Corporation has chosen aerodynamic leader ARC Inc. to apply their advanced CFD “computational fluid dynamic” capability to identify the next generation of drag reduction devices. 

ARC, an Indiana company, is a specialized research facility with expertise in wind tunnel, CFD, and scale model development worldwide to provide aerodynamic solutions for their racing, OEM and component suppliers.

ARC prides itself on being a tier one supplier to multiple OEM's throughout the transportation industry. "ARC is happy to showcase our transient adjoint technology inside the commercial vehicle sector for the first time,” said Adrian Reynard, ARC's Chairman. “This unique technology may evolve the most efficient drag reduction designs to the Truck/Trailer industry to date."

Ridge, which specializes in trailer lining systems and aero devices,  has logged hundreds of hours of wind tunnel work at ARC and is excited to apply new CFD capabilities at ARC to provide real world solutions. "ARC's track record of substantiated Aero R&D gives high confidence to an engineered aero solution that Ridge can utilize in new product development," said Ridge's President Gary Grandominico.

Ridge's Vice President of Engineering Ray McDonald added, "Our goal is to produce resilient, low-complexity, cost-effective devices that improve fuel saving over currently available technologies."