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Closed Wheel Race Vehicle Aerodynamic Lift-Off

Published March 28, 2017 by SAE International in United States
Closed Wheel Race Vehicle Aerodynamic Lift-Off
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Citation: Honeycutt, D. and Uddin, M., "Closed Wheel Race Vehicle Aerodynamic Lift-Off," SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars - Mech. Syst. 10(2):573-579, 2017, https://doi.org/10.4271/2017-01-1516.
Language: English

Abstract:

Although, the implementation of lift-off prevention devices such as the NASCAR roof flaps have greatly reduced the frequency and severity of race vehicle aerodynamic lift-off incidents, airborne incidents still occur occasionally in motorsports. The effectiveness of existing lift-off prevention measures and future trends in lift-off prevention are addressed in this paper. The results and analysis presented in this paper will be of paramount interest to race vehicle designers and sanctioning bodies because the effects of aerodynamics on vehicle lift-off need to be comprehended, but there exists a scarcity of reliable data in this area.