Aerodynamic drag reduction with truncated ellipse airfoil in cycling aerodynamics

  • 王 璽

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Abstract

Aerodynamic resistance is always an issue in competitive cycling In order to gain aerodynamic advantages and structure stiffness of the bike the teardrop shape is widely used by bicycle manufacturers today It is a combination of a circular cylinder and symmetric NACA airfoil Teardrop shape airfoil does provide aerodynamic benefit this design still suffers from early flow separation and vortex generation at yaw angle
Date of Award2016 Jul 27
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorJiun-Jih Miau (Supervisor)

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Aerodynamic drag reduction with truncated ellipse airfoil in cycling aerodynamics
璽, 王. (Author). 2016 Jul 27

Student thesis: Master's Thesis