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See detailDesign of Mechanically Actuated Aerodynamic Braking System on a Formula Student Race Car
Muralidharan, Vivek UL; Balakrishnan, Abhijith; Vardhan, Vinit et al

in Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India): Mechanical Engineering Division (2017), 99

Every second in a racing competition counts the performance of a team against the other. Many innovative and sophisticated techniques are being employed to overcome loses in time and add to the ... [more ▼]

Every second in a racing competition counts the performance of a team against the other. Many innovative and sophisticated techniques are being employed to overcome loses in time and add to the performance of the vehicle. Especially in a car racing challenge there is more freedom to install these innovative systems to empower the car to maximum efficiency due to availability of more space. At the global spectrum there are few events which encourage such innovations. Formula Student Racing competitions are one of the global events organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers of different countries which gives opportunity to university students to build and race formula style cars. Like any other racing competitions in this high octane event having an inch over their opponents is always an advantage. Not just better acceleration and high velocities but also good deceleration is required to excel in the competition. Aerodynamic braking system is utilizing the aerodynamic drag force to create high deceleration. This mechanism can be installed on any car with spoilers with minimum modification. Being a student event great amount of care needs to be given to the safety concerns of the driver [less ▲]

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See detailDesign optimization of front and rear aerodynamic wings of a high performance race car with modified airfoil structure
Muralidharan, Vivek UL; Balakrishnan, Abhijith; Kumar, Suresh Y.

in 2015 International Conference on Nascent Technologies in the Engineering Field (ICNTE) (2015, January)

Formula Student Racing competitions are international events organized by Society of Automotive Engineers globally at various Formula SAE Circuits. Teams comprising of college students worldwide thrive to ... [more ▼]

Formula Student Racing competitions are international events organized by Society of Automotive Engineers globally at various Formula SAE Circuits. Teams comprising of college students worldwide thrive to build a Formula style race car to compete at these events. In this high octane racing event every team tries to have an inch over their opponents by reducing lap timings. The best way for minimal lap timings is better performance along the straights and a good cornering. It becomes difficult for cars to get good traction when traveling at high speeds as well as they need to reduce their speeds drastically to take sharp corners. To maximize the performance of team NITK Racing car for such events an aerodynamic wings package at the front and the rear is proposed which produces sufficient down-force when accelerating in the straights as well as allowing sharp corners at relatively higher speeds. Being a student based competition intense amount of care is given to the safety precautions. Cars having sharp corners and protrusions are liable to be disqualified and hence the wing tip needs to be modified in order to satisfy the safety rules of the competition. [less ▲]

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