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Aerodynamic study of the wake effects on a Formula 1 car

Author
Guerrero, A.; Castilla, R.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Energies
Date of publication
2020-10-05
Volume
13
Number
19
First page
5183:1
Last page
5183:25
DOI
10.3390/en13195183
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/334134 Open in new window
URL
https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/13/19/5183 Open in new window
Abstract
The high complexity of current Formula One aerodynamics has raised the question of whether an urgent modification in the existing aerodynamic package is required. The present study is based on the evaluation and quantification of the aerodynamic performance on a 2017 spec. adapted Formula 1 car (the latest major aerodynamic update) by means of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis in order to argue whether the 2022 changes in the regulations are justified in terms of aerodynamic necessitie...
Citation
Guerrero, A.; Castilla, R. Aerodynamic study of the wake effects on a Formula 1 car. "Energies", 5 Octubre 2020, vol. 13, núm. 19, p. 5183:1-5183:25.
Keywords
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Downforce, Drag, External aerodynamics, Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), Formula 1, Incompressible flow, OpenFoam, SnappyHexMesh, Vortex, Wake
Group of research
CATMech - Advanced Centre of Mechanical Technologies
LABSON - Fluid power systems laboratory
LMIT-CT - Laboratories of Mechanical Engineering Innovation and Technology

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