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Competition Car Aerodynamics


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Presented with a DVD explaining the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), produced in association with Ansys UK, one of the market leaders in CFD software. How aerodynamic forces are generated, drag and lift, aerodynamic efficiency and three-dimensional flow. An explanation of how CFD can be used to improve aerodynamic performance. Wind-tunnel case studies to back up the CFD data and graphics. An explanation of aerodynamic devices, including spoilers, airdams and splitters, wings and underbodies, turning vanes, vortex generators, etc. Determining aerodynamic performance using flow visualisation, data logging, wind tunnels and scale-model testing. Case studies from various motorsport categories, including interviews and discussions on how competitors and teams use aerodynamic devices and what benefits they have gained. An addition to the series of titles including Competition Car Composites, Competition Car Data Logging, Competition Car Suspension and Competition Car Electrics.

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Simon McBeath, a freelance motorsport technology writer, is a regular contributor to Racecar Engineering magazine. Alongside his writing, he has a business designing, manufacturing and marketing composite racecar aerofoils, and he also provides an aerodynamics advisory service to competitors. He lives in Dorset.

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