6.2 F A H R T W I N D

Die schnellste Schrift der Welt

Photo, Poster, Research, Type

Non-commercial, 2011
Design: C. Palissa, Jens Schittenhelm

After extensive researches on typefaces and aerodynamics, the flow-optimized type study F A H R T W I N D was invented. The experiment verifies the consistency of traditional typography and physical standards.

• Read Preinvestigation (German)
→ Schriftentwicklung im Kontext aerodynamischer Aspekte

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Exhibition View

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Flow patterns of the test letters during the preinvestigation

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Flow patterns of the project typeface (F A H R T W I N D)

• Test Series
Examinating the aerodynamic features of a test alphabet inside a wind tunnel. Creation of flow patterns and calculation of every letters Cd value.
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Generation of flow patterns and examination of the test letters inside the wind tunnel

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Calculating the Cd values with PHOENIX VWT (Virtual Wind Tunnel)

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F / 6.1 — 1,00 Cd

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A / 1.1 — 1,14 Cd

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R / 18.1 — 1,06 Cd

• Evaluating the Test Series
Visualization of the measurement results by use of protocol cards, including a technical drawing of every letter and its flow pattern.
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• Development and Creation of the Project Typeface
CAD construction of F A H R T W I N D, plus software-aided flow calculation and verification. Reference series of selected letters inside the wind tunnel.
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Simulating the flow pattern of a letter series in Exa PowerFLOW

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Examination of the 3D printed project typeface inside the wind tunnel

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F / 6.2 — 0,55 Cd

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A / 1.2 — 0,60 Cd

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R / 18.2 — 0,67 Cd

• Exhibition Views (Slideshow)
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