Experimental investigation into wing span and angle-of-attack effects on sub-scale race car wing/wheel interaction aerodynamics

S. Diasinos, A. Gatto*

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Abstract

This paper details a quantitative 3D investigation using LDA into the interaction aerodynamics on a sub-scale open wheel race car inverted front wing and wheel. Of primary importance to this study was the influence of changing wing angle of attack and span on the resulting near-field and far-field flow characteristics. Results obtained showed that both variables do have a significant influence on the resultant flow-field, particularly on wing vortex and wheel wake development and propagation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)537-546
Number of pages10
JournalExperiments in Fluids
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes

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