Aerodynamics for Formula SAE: A Numerical, Wind Tunnel and On-Track Study 2006-01-0808
The detail design and development of a high downforce aerodynamics package for a Formula SAE car is described. Numerical methods are first used to develop multi-element wing profiles which conform to FSAE rules while still generating high negative lift coefficients. A range of full scale wind tunnel testing data is presented for these designs, demonstrating their performance, both in isolation (free-stream), and on the car. Three different techniques are also developed for measuring the performance of a front wing in ground effect.