Aerodynamic Analysis and Fabrication of Formula Style Race Car Chassis
Cobb, Eben C
Olinger, David J
The purpose of the this project is to design and fabricate a full aerodynamic package for WPI's Formula SAE team while adhering to the rules set forth by Society of Automotive Engineers International. The front and rear multi-element wings along with the underbody diffuser were designed to generate a maximum low-speed down-force while maintaining minimum drag. The complementing body design utilizes aerodynamic loading for quality race performance by reducing wake vortex generation. Three different types of analysis were used in the completion this project: wind tunnel testing, computational fluid dynamics, and track testing.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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