|April 16, 2010, 14:20||
Design approach advice needed!
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I am about to begin the aero design stage of a streamlined automotive body. I have specified all the internals, so know what the external geometric constraints are. I am develoing it using a CFD iterative process.
How would you approach the problem? I know solar racer designers typically select a 2d low drag profile, such as a NACA aerofoil and then develop this into a 3d shape.
This isnt really an adequete approach i feel, as low drag in 2d, does not mean low drag in 3d especially with the ground interaction.
It would be nice to take a mathematical defined 3d shape with known aerodynamic characteristics and develop this, but i dont think this sort of thing exists?
Would love to know how other people would approach a streamlined 3d vehicle design for aero...
|April 17, 2010, 07:20||
Streamlined Electric Race Car Discussion
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Location: Enfield, NH, USA
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You might find a discussion on the f1technical.net forum useful - it documents the development of a small streamlined electric race car. Minimising drag is a key driver in the design of this car.
Full disclosure: Symscape is a sponsor of Horsfall racing - the team building the race car. For a CFD study I performed on the car see: http://www.symscape.com/examples/ran...ctric-race-car
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