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Published aero articles


Below are links to scans of some of the articles I have written for Racecar Engineering magazine on matters aerodynamic and wings in particular. Forgive the image quality, but hopefully they are readable. Just click on the article thumbnails. All articles are courtesy of Racecar Engineering and copyright belongs to Simon McBeath. No unauthorised copying or re-publication in any form is permitted without the permission of Racecar Engineering and Simon McBeath.

This feature (thumbnail below) covered a short CFD project done with ANSYS 'FloWizard' on the depth of rear end plates on a single element wing. About 0.9MB.

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A revisit to the rear end plate depth project, with some interesting new findings and a slice of humble pie... About 0.86MB.

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This article documented the CFD project that went into the design of the wings ultimately used by our customer Dan Wasdahl to win the 2008 Tire Rack SCCA Solo 2 National Run Offs overall and go on to take a total of six outright wins in the event. 1.1MB.

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This piece was the first of two articles that went over some methods of obtaining aerodynamic information and data when you do not have access to a wind tunnel or CFD. 0.95MB.

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This was the second of the two pieces on track test methods. 1.0MB

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I was told that there hadn't been anything written on making best use of limited wind tunnel time, so this piece was the result. 0.94MB.

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This Aerobytes column looked briefly at wing height on a Lotus Exige, as tested in the MIRA wind tunnel. 0.48MB.

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And this article featured another FloWizard CFD study, this time using a simplified touring car model and examining wing height and angle versus downforce and drag. 0.95MB.

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Rear wing location is clearly an obsession; this article in 2014 revisits the topic once more, this time on a sports racer model, with very interesting results...

Rear wing location, Racecar Engineering

Detailed front wing research has to start by looking at the fundamentals. The article below did just that, with studies on wings in isolation and on a single seater model.

Front wings, Racecar Engineering

Wind tunnel results on cars in yaw gave rise to further curiosity, so a CFD study was undertaken on 'Wings at yaw'.

Following on from the article on Front Wing Fundamentals, attention turned to studying rear wings on a single seater model.

Rear wing rudiments REV25N12

As a change from the usual emphasis on chasing downforce and aero balance, the McBeath Swift SC92F Formula Ford was put in the MIRA wind tunnel to find drag reductions. The three installments are available at the links below.

Formula Ford drag reduction at MIRA

Formula Ford drag reduction at MIRA

Formula Ford drag reduction at MIRA

All articles are courtesy of Racecar Engineering and copyright belongs to Simon McBeath. No unauthorised copying or re-publication in any form is permitted without the permission of Racecar Engineering and Simon McBeath.


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