Aerodynamics

Aerodynamics Members

Aerodynamics plays a fundamental role, it is the science that studies objects moving through air; in this case, air is considered as a compressible fluid. Aerodynamics is considered one of the most important factor that affects the performance of a race car. At Swansea University, we work closely with our sponsors and professors using the best software packages available. For instance, the diffuser on the underbody of a car guides the incoming air at the rear upwards, this creates a suction effect towards the floor therefore creating more downforce; by using ANSYS fluent, we are able to improve the air flow for our race car.



  • Aerodynamics Leader

    Brendan Staley


Our Sponsors

Swansea University Race Engineering (SURE), part of "Formula Student (FS) is Europe's most established educational motorsport competition, run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Backed by industry and high profile engineers such as our Patron Ross Brawn OBE, the competition aims to inspire and develop enterprising and innovative young engineers. Universities from across the globe are challenged to design and build a single-seat racing car in order to compete in static and dynamic events, which demonstrate their understanding and test the performance of the vehicle." The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, IMechE

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