Investigation of Ground Effect on 2D Airfoils Using Panel Method
Dipak Kumar Sisodiya*
Department of Aerospace Engineering, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dipak Kumar Sisodiya
B. Tech, Department of Aerospace Engineering
Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences
Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: May 02, 2017 Accepted Date: June 13, 2017 Published Date: June 19, 2017
Citation: Sisodiya DK (2017) Investigation of Ground Effect on 2D Airfoils Using Panel Method. J Astrophys Aerospace Technol 5: 146. doi:10.4172/2329- 6542.1000146
Copyright: © 2017 Sisodiya DK, 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.
Ground effect is the increased lift (force) and decreased aerodynamic drag that an aircraft's/formula car’s wings generates when they are close to a fixed surface. When landing, ground effect can give the pilot the feeling that the aircraft is "floating". In cars, Ground effect is a term applied to a series of aerodynamic effects used in car design, which has been exploited to create downforce, particularly in racing cars.
In this project, we look into what changes do ground effect have in creating the required downforce for the formula car.