Improving Aerodynamic Efficiency of a Formula Student car
Title: Improving Aerodynamic Efficiency of a Formula Student car
SNIC Project: LiU-compute-2022-32
Project Type: LiU Compute
Principal Investigator: Hampus Gavel <hampus.gavel@liu.se>
Affiliation: Linköpings universitet
Duration: 2022-10-11 – 2023-11-01
Classification: 20306
Homepage: https://liuformulastudent.se/
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Abstract

Increasing the aerodynamic efficiency for a Formula Student car is essential to decrease lap time. This work will investigate the aero package of LiU Formula Student’s car and how higher downforce and lower drag can be achieved with manufacturing techniques used by LiU Formula Student. This will be achieved by optimizing wing shapes and adjusting their position while redesigning the aerodynamic package of the car using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics). The car will be simulated in steady state, in different roll, yaw, and pitch conditions to ensure that the car performs well under cornering and braking. In order to achieve a good aero package a lot of iterations have to be simulated to understand what kind of designs work or not. Initial setup of the car will be done using steady state simulations and transient simulations might be done to get a more detailed understanding of the design. This work will be carried out for the course TMPP02.