Optimizing Downforce: The Role of Diffuser Angle in Open-Wheeled Race Car Aerodynamics

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Sadan Kanchanapalli, Akhil Jalagam, Ashvin Dandothkar, B. Ravi Kumar


This study investigates the aerodynamic performance of an open-wheeled race car through Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations, with a specific focus on the diffuser angle. The decision to adopt a 10° diffuser angle is justified by its potential to maximize downforce generation while considering trade-offs with other performance parameters. Through meticulous evaluation of various diffuser angles, the selected angle demonstrates an optimal balance between downforce gains and potential drawbacks, highlighting the importance of meticulous aerodynamic configuration for enhancing race car performance.


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