DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF AN AERODYNAMIC DOWNFORCE PACKAGE FOR A FORMULA STUDENT RACE CAR

  • Muhammad Abid COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Wah Cantt, Pakistan
  • Hafiz Abdul Wajid COMSATS Lahore, Pakistan and IU Medina
  • Muhammad Zohair Iqbal GIK Institute, Topi
  • Shayan Najam GIK Institute, Topi
  • Ali Arshad GIK Institute, Topi
  • Ammad Ahmad GIK Institute, Topi

Abstract

This paper presents design of aerodynamic downforce generating devices (front wing, rear wing and diffuser) to enhance the performance of the Formula Student Race Car using numerical and experimental studies. Numerical results using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) studies were primarily validated with the experimental results performed in the wind tunnel. It was concluded that the use of a downforce package can enhance the performance of the vehicle in the competition.

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Published
2017-12-01
How to Cite
Abid, M., Wajid, H., Iqbal, M., Najam, S., Arshad, A., & Ahmad, A. (2017). DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF AN AERODYNAMIC DOWNFORCE PACKAGE FOR A FORMULA STUDENT RACE CAR. IIUM Engineering Journal, 18(2), 212-224. https://doi.org/10.31436/iiumej.v18i2.679
Section
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering