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Racecar Aerodynamic Optimization for an E-1 Class Streamliner Using Arbitrary Shape Deformation
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published September 17, 2007 by SAE International in United States
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This report presents the results of a CFD study to develop a bodywork package to improve the aerodynamic performance of the Brigham Young University (BYU) Electric Streamliner. A comparison of the pressure distribution and the flow around the baseline and final ‘recommended’ configuration is also presented.
The effect of the CFD developed body geometry to the vehicle has been to increase downforce by almost 300lbf when it is at 200mph, while reducing drag by 8.5lbf. The final lift to drag ratio is -1.56 as compared to the .67 baseline.
CitationJackson, M., Newill, B., and Carter, P., "Racecar Aerodynamic Optimization for an E-1 Class Streamliner Using Arbitrary Shape Deformation," SAE Technical Paper 2007-01-3858, 2007, https://doi.org/10.4271/2007-01-3858.
- Baxter Jeff Design of the World's Fastest E1 Class Electric Car SAE N06MSEC-72