Yogesh Gautam

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Honors Thesis


Aerodynamics is a very important factor while designing a racecar. Slight changes in the profile of the body could be the difference between winning and losing a race. In this study, the wing designed for the Global Electric Vehicle Challenge by Everest Engineering, a student team from the University of Texas at Arlington, is simulated to analyze its aerodynamic properties. The simulation is done on a single element wing with varying angles of attack and height from the ground. The Solid model is prepared in solid works and the computational fluid dynamics simulations are performed through ANSYS Fluent. The main goal of this project is to find the best angle of attack and ground level for the single-element racecar wing. The CFD analysis presented the highest downforce at 15° angle of attack and lowest tested ground clearance i.e., 0.17 clearance-to-chord length ratio.

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