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aerodynamics.ppt

aerodynamics.ppt

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Published by: toshugo on May 14, 2013
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Stephen Kulju
http://www.mira.co.uk/Services/images/bike.jpg
 
Outline
Introduction
Basic Fluid Mechanics
Drag and Friction
Bicycle Aerodynamics
Position
 Velocity & Power Output
Reducing Drag
Drafting
Crosswind effects
 
Introduction
 Aerodynamics, or wind resistance is an everyday experience to bicyclists. At average speedsaerodynamic drag is the largest resistive force asidefrom the gravity of a large hill
Due to the fluidity of air.
Composed of normal (Pressure) force and tangential(frictional) force.
Extremely geometry dependent.

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