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Person 1 (Slides 1- 5) (effectively 4 slides) Aerodynamics derived from two words aero meaning air and dynamis which

is greek for power. So aerodynamics literally means the power of air. It is a specialized branch of fluid mechanics and gas dynamics. Used in a wide variety of fields. Aerospace industry is the most common example. Besides this industry aerodynamics is also used in automobile, sailing, design and maintenance of skyscrapers and bridges, hard drive heads. Modern day architects and town planners use aerodynamics to create microclimates suitable to the population and also the ecosystem. Need of aerodynamics The principle use of aerodynamics is in the aerospace sector. Without efficient aerodynamics designs, jumbo jets like the Boeing 747 or Airbus 340 or extremely fast planes like the Concorde capable of going from London to NYC in 3 hours flat, or space travel for that matter. Besides this, aerodynamics plays a pivotal role in todays highly competitive automobile sector. Aerodynamic studies are extremely imp with regards to general safety and performance of cars. U may hv seen cars with spoilers at the end to reduce drag. Not only can better aerodynamics help improve the speed of a car, but it can also better the efficiency of a car. most effective and least costly method of increasing fuel economy and performance, especially at higher speeds high-speed traction, sensitivity to crosswinds, efficient cooling (engine, drive train, exhaust system, and brakes), keeping the front windshield, the windows, the mirrors and the headlights clean, and last but not least, reducing wind noise to a minimum. In F1 Cars Modern day F1 cars are as similar to an ordinary car as they are to a fighter aircraft. All F1 teams from Ferrari to Force India have dedicated aerodynamicists whose sole purpose is to design and enhance the performance of their vehicles. By taking advantage of the effects of lift racecars have been able to increase their cornering ability, which in turn decreases lap time. This is done by generation of sumthin called downforce. Also by minimizing drag they can maximize the top speed of the car. Basically the two most important concepts in an F1 car are the wings used and ground effect.

Person 2 (Slides 6-8) (pls note that Ive asked ninad to add after 6th slide) (effectively 4 slides) First explain airfoil and its basic shape. Explain lift generation theory with help of 6th slide and new slide. First explain a rong concept of equal transit time. Then xplain lift generation with help of Bernoullis eqn Use the pics B4 showing slide no7 explain that this is used to generate lift in aeroplanes but for cars which need downforce , airfoil is used in upside down manner. Read the last slide. Its simple enuf to xplain. Person 3 (Slides 9-12) (4 slides) I have copy pasted the stuff ritten in the slides blow. If u need further info refer the pdfs Aerodynamic study pg 10 and race car aerodynamics pg 2. FRONT WING Through the history of Formula One, the front wing has developed from a simple single element wing into a highly three-dimensional, multi-element high lift device. The most obvious function of a front wing is to produce downforce on the front end of the car. The wing itself generally produces approximately 25 30 % of the totalcar downforce. REAR WING It is mounted at rear side of the car. These devices contribute to approximately a third of the cars total down force, while only weighing about 7 kg. Usually the rear wing is comprised of two sets of airfoils connected to each other by the wing endplates .The upper airfoil, usually consisting of three elements, provides the most downforce, therefore varied from race to race .The lower aerofoil, usually consisting of two elements, is smaller and provides some downforce. However, the lower aerofoil creates a lowpressure region just below the wing to help the diffuser create more downforce below the car. NOSE CONE The nose cone is nothing but the front edges of the formula1 racing car the height of nose cone plays an important role in case of f1 car design. Quite simply where the most downforce can be generated, exactly the diffuser that locates at the end of the car's stepped floor. The more air you get under the floor and the faster it can exit out of the diffuser the more downforce will be generated. The advantage ofsuch a floor is even more obvious as downforce is generated not only in the diffuser but also underthe complete floor.

BODY The teardrop shape, previously discussed, displays ideal aerodynamic properties in an unconstrained flow and is well suited for aeronautical applications. However, when this shape is incorporated into the design of an F1 vehicle, it is subjected to constrained flow, which causes different flow behaviors. The rounded and tapered shape of the top of the car is designed to slice through the air and minimize wind resistance. Detailed pieces of bodywork on top of the car can be added to allow a smooth flow of air to reach the downforce creating elements (i.e., wings or spoilers, and underbody tunnels). The underside of the body is similar in shape to an inverted wing and creates an area of low pressure between the car and the track, pressing the car to the road. Person 4 (slides 13- 17)5 slides Frankly this is the hardest part. I think I shld do it bcoz unless sum1 plans to memorise they wont be able to properly xplain ground effect or slides 16 and 17. If sum1 wants to do it, lemme know asap Ill write that down too. Person 5 (slides 18 -21) Read the links Ive sent u on DRS. Thts more than enuf plus there is a video showing drs in action