Formula SAE is a college-level student design competition where every year students of universities all over the world build and compete with an open-wheel formula-style race car. A Formula SAE car spends more time on corners than on straight line track and hence, the aerodynamic loads play a significant role while concerning, helping in reducing the overall lap timings of the race car. In this study, the main goal is design and CFD analysis of the aerodynamics package of the race car which includes a front wing, a rear wing and an under tray. Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) focuses on developing a simple, lightweight, easily operated open chassis vehicle for this competition. Compliance with SAE rules is compulsory and governs a significant portion of the objectives. This aerodynamics study of a race car is focused towards reducing drag and at the same time optimizing the down force generated to achieve minimized lap timings.
Papers presented at the 13th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Portoroz, Slovenia on 17-19 July 2017 .