Formula 3 Car Wing Project

Project Name Student Industrial Partners Academic/Research Partners Duration
Monoplane vs Biplane Formula 3 Car Wings Mathieu Barbason Mygale N/A 2008-2009

The aim of this Final Year Project was to study the relative advantages and disadvantages of monplane vs biplane configurations for the rear upper wing assembly of a Formula 3 car. The study was both experimental and numerical.

Two views of a rear upper wing assembly in the ULg wind tunnel

The following figure shows some sample comparisonse between drag (top) and lift (bottom) coefficient values obtained by experiment (Soufflerie) and a 3D viscous Fluent simulation. It can be seen that the Fluent solution gives lift and drag values very similar to those measured in the wind tunnel.

A sample comparison of lift and drag simulated and experimental values

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