3D sims are well underway! With a thorough understanding of the airflow around the car, the implementation of various aerodynamic devices can begin so that analysis into the most beneficial device for both the side and the bottom of the car can take place. As the wing element angles of attack have increased this year with an aim of extracting the most amount of downforce from the front and rear wing packages, the way in which the air behaves around the car has massively changed from last year. Members of the aero department are looking at two main aerodynamic devices; flat floor undertray and diffuser with the potential of adding side wings, all depending on how they would interact with the air at the side of the car. With some quick simulations, it is already looking like a flat undertray and the diffuser will be the most beneficial but you’ll have to stay tuned to find out in the next aero update!!
Meet the Team!
Meet the Team is an opportunity for us to give you a chance to learn a little more about the people who make up SHU Racing. This week, we welcome a member of our Aero Research and Development Department Aysha.
Name: Aysha Oakes Age: 20 Course: BEng Role: Aerodynamics Research and Development Number of years with the Team: 2 Hobbies and Interests: Hockey, F1 Favourite Car: Porsche 911 Dream Job: Aerodynamicist within the motorsport industry
Reasons for Joining SHU Racing: I’m interested in pursuing a career in motorsport engineering and wanted some experience of working in a team with engineering’s who have similar interests in motorsport as I do. LinkedIn: Aysha Oakes