Aerodynamic Braking for High-Speed Motorcycles
Published September 28, 2014 by SAE International in United States
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The detail design and development of a high drag force aerodynamics package for a high speed motorcycle is described. Numerical methods are first used to develop drag plate profiles which conform to packaging restrictions while still generating high drag forces. CFD simulation is carried on the drag plate in isolation to optimize and to validate the theoretical findings.
CitationGoudar, N. and Lalwani, B., "Aerodynamic Braking for High-Speed Motorcycles," SAE Technical Paper 2014-01-2488, 2014, https://doi.org/10.4271/2014-01-2488.
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- Assumed Drag Co-efficient from the following site: http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/drag-coefficient-d_627.html
- The braking performance of bike was taken from the following web page: http://www.yamaha-motor.eu/designcafe/en/about-design/technology/index.aspx?view=article&id=442624