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Aerodynamic optimization of a solar powered race vehicle

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dc.contributor.advisor J. Kim Vandiver. en_US
dc.contributor.author Augenbergs, Peteris K en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-02-21T13:23:33Z
dc.date.available 2007-02-21T13:23:33Z
dc.date.copyright 2005 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/36295
dc.description Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, February 2006. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaf 19). en_US
dc.description.abstract Aerodynamic optimization was performed on Tesseract, the MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team's 2003-2005 solar car using Wind Tunnel 8 at Jacobs/Sverdrup Drivability Test Facility in Allen Park, MI. These tests include angle of attack and ride height optimization, as well as vehicle-level details such as wheel fairing length, surface finish, sealing, and rear-view mirrors. These tests achieved a net reduction in drag, an increase in stability due to lift force reduction, and valuable knowledge of boundary layer conditions which will be used in future designs. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Peteris K. Augenbergs. en_US
dc.format.extent 20 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subject Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.title Aerodynamic optimization of a solar powered race vehicle en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.B. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 77729078 en_US


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