Aerodynamic study of different cyclist positions: CFD analysis and full-scale wind-tunnel tests.

  title={Aerodynamic study of different cyclist positions: CFD analysis and full-scale wind-tunnel tests.},
  author={T. Defraeye and B. Blocken and E. Koninckx and P. Hespel and J. Carmeliet},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  volume={43 7},
  • T. Defraeye, B. Blocken, +2 authors J. Carmeliet
  • Published 2010
  • Engineering, Medicine
  • Journal of biomechanics
  • Three different cyclist positions were evaluated with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and wind-tunnel experiments were used to provide reliable data to evaluate the accuracy of the CFD simulations. Specific features of this study are: (1) both steady Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) and unsteady flow modelling, with more advanced turbulence modelling techniques (Large-Eddy Simulation - LES), were evaluated; (2) the boundary layer on the cyclist's surface was resolved entirely with low… CONTINUE READING
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