Volume 3, No. 4, October 2014

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Study of Front Wing of Formula One Car Using Computational Fluid Dynamics

Aniruddha Patil, Siddharth Kshirsagar, and Tejas Parge
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Abstract—The 222 member organization worldwide and one of the richest sports Federation Internationale de Automobile (FIA) Formula 1 World Championship proposed new aerodynamic rules for 2009 season. The main intentions and goals were to reduce the downward force by 50% and improving the sensitivity of the car running at an average speed of 175 kmph. The CFD simulations point that the main factor contributing in the field of new aerodynamic rules and regulations is the design of front wing of F1 car. Till date steady state CFD simulations have been carried out with different add on devices like front wing, roof spoiler, nose wing, bargeboard at different speeds in order to improve aerodynamic performance. Front wing is vital component because it is where air first meets the car. Entire aerodynamic performance of an F1 car can be changed by subtlest of alterations in front wing design.

Index Terms—Computational fluid dynamics, Down force, Drag, End plates, Front wing, Lift

Cite: Aniruddha Patil, Siddharth Kshirsagar, and Tejas Parge, "Study of Front Wing of Formula One Car Using Computational Fluid Dynamics," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol.3, No.4, pp. 282-291, October 2014.