A Computational Study on the Moment Coefficient Cm of Formula One Exposed Dry and Wet-Condition WheelsMohamed Zakaria Soliman1, Nabila S Elnahas1, Mohamed A Abdelaziz1* and Ahmed R El-Baz2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Soliman MZ
Faculty of Engineering
Ain-Shams University, Egypt
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Received Date: January 07, 2017; Accepted Date: February 20, 2017; Published Date: February 28, 2017
Citation: Soliman MZ, Elnahas NS, Abdelaziz MA, El-Baz AR (2017) A Computational Study on the Moment Coefficient Cm of Formula One Exposed Dry and Wet-Condition Wheels. Fluid Mech Open Acc 4: 149. doi: 10.4172/2476-2296.1000149
Copyright: © 2017 Soliman MZ, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
A model of Formula One racing car rotating dry wheel in contact with the ground is studied using a computational approach as a validation case. This validation case focuses on the computed surface pressure around the wheel's center line. This computed result is compared to an experimental one obtained from the available literature work and it showed good agreement. Another case study is considered with replacing the dry wheel model with another wetcondition wheel model. The wet-condition wheel's work is mainly concentrated on the developed aerodynamic forces especially the wheel moment values. This moment is translated to an expression of resistive torque developed by the air stream on the wheel and computed in each case study. In addition, general schematic pictures of the flow behavior around the wet wheel are presented.