Evaluation of aerodynamic drag of a full-scale cyclist model by large-scale tomographic-PIV

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Abstract

Experiments are conducted to determine the drag of a full-scale cyclist model in a wind tunnel at 4 m/s. The aerodynamic drag is evaluated from tomo-PIV measurements in the wake of the model applying the conservation of momentum within a control volume. The measurements are conducted in a thin volume of 100 x 170 x 3 cubic centimeters using helium-filled soap bubbles as flow tracers. The aerodynamic drag from PIV measurements is compared to standard balance measurements, obtaining an agreement between the two results within 2%.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Workshop on Non-Intrusive Optical Flow Diagnostic
Subtitle of host publicationDelft, The Netherlands
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventInternational Workshop on Non-Intrusive Optical Flow Diagnostics - TU Delft, The Aerospace Engineering Department, Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 25 Oct 201626 Oct 2016
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Conference

ConferenceInternational Workshop on Non-Intrusive Optical Flow Diagnostics
CountryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period25/10/1626/10/16
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