Engineering >> Mechanical Engineering

Aerodynamics of an Airfoil

by Lucas Carita


Submitted : Spring 2011

Given a set of data for the down force as a function of values for “angles of attack” versus three velocities, I found the equations for down force versus angle at each velocity. Then I calculated the value of the “angle of attack” that yields an optimum value for the down force, in order to maximize the performance of a race car for three different velocities.



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Advisors :
Fernando Burgos, Mathematics and Statistics
Scott Campbell, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Suggested By :
Scott Campbell