Aerodynamic analysis of the front wing of the racing car “Formula-1″. April 2017 – July 2017.
Task: to analyze racing car front wing aerodynamic characteristics and choose a more suitable wing profile.
We get the initial geometry of the car from the customer.
We blow the model with an air flow of 230 km/h.
Initial flat profile of the front wing
Front wing variant based on E420 profile
Front wing variant based on CH10SM profile
For each version, we calculate the aerodynamic characteristics, we compile it to a single table.
|Efficiency (Lift/Drag) Car||0.853||0.980||1.010|
|Efficiency (Lift/Drag) Front wing||4.466||7.867||7.077|
|Efficiency (Lift/Drag) Rear wing||3.749||3.707||3.818|
|% of the Z load on the front axle (Air balance)||37.9||62.7||64.4|
|% of the Z load on the rear axle (Air balance)||62.1||37.3||35.6|
As can be seen from the table in the case of CH10-SM, the efficiency of the front wing is the highest.
However, the efficiency of the entire body of the car is higher in the case of a wing based on the E420 profile.