Computational fluid dynamics analysis of cyclist aerodynamics: performance of different turbulence-modelling and boundary-layer modelling approaches.

@article{Defraeye2010ComputationalFD,
  title={Computational fluid dynamics analysis of cyclist aerodynamics: performance of different turbulence-modelling and boundary-layer modelling approaches.},
  author={T. Defraeye and B. Blocken and E. Koninckx and P. Hespel and J. Carmeliet},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={2010},
  volume={43 12},
  pages={
          2281-7
        }
}
  • T. Defraeye, B. Blocken, +2 authors J. Carmeliet
  • Published 2010
  • Engineering, Medicine
  • Journal of biomechanics
  • This study aims at assessing the accuracy of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for applications in sports aerodynamics, for example for drag predictions of swimmers, cyclists or skiers, by evaluating the applied numerical modelling techniques by means of detailed validation experiments. In this study, a wind-tunnel experiment on a scale model of a cyclist (scale 1:2) is presented. Apart from three-component forces and moments, also high-resolution surface pressure measurements on the scale… CONTINUE READING
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