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Title: An experimental study of automotive underbody diffusers
Authors: Jowsey, Lydia
Keywords: Underbody diffusers
Diffusers
Vehicle aerodynamics
Racecar aerodynamics
Motorsport aerodynamics
Motorsport
Aerodynamics
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © Lydia Jowsey
Abstract: Aerodynamics has always been a driving force in motorsport and road vehicle design and development, and continues to play an important role. A significant advancement in race car aerodynamics was the development of the vehicle underbody to produce downforce, in particular the implementation of the diffuser. This thesis concentrates on the performance flow mechanisms found in simple rear diffusers commonly seen in motorsport applications. There is little published work on these mechanisms, especially the influence of the more commonly used multiple-channel diffusers.
Description: A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/13646
Appears in Collections:PhD Theses (Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering)

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