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Title: Design and Optimization of a Rear Wing for a Formula Hybrid Racecar
Authors: Van Liere, Thomas
Advisors: Martinelli, Luigi
Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Class Year: 2022
Abstract: This paper presents an optimization-based approach to the design of a two-element rear wing for an electric Formula Hybrid racecar. CFD analysis is carried out using ANSYS Fluent, the results of which are used to determine the geometric configuration that produces the most downforce under the conditions analyzed. The optimization is carried out using commercially available functionality in ANSYS Workbench. The result is a design for a rear wing that produces high levels of downforce from a relatively simple configuration. Specific designs, measurements, and methods of constructing the wing are presented.
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en
Appears in Collections:Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 1924-2022

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