Title

Aerodynamic Analysis and Fabrication of Formula Style Race Car Chassis

Faculty Advisor

Cobb, Eben C

Faculty Advisor

Olinger, David J

Faculty Advisor

Tryggvason, Gretar

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2008

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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