hollus wrote:Does it have to be racing?
What about a study on the possible effects of an "F-duct equivalent" in road cars? It might not be marketable, but it is valuable as a feasibility study and gives you some space to show creativity as well as technical skill. You would have to think of possible practical arrangements for these ducts, intake, outlet and control; as well as then analyze them properly.
I really like that idea. I'll definately have a think about the process of doing that as a project and put it on my ideas list.
I'm happy to say I have about 4 ideas now that I can present to my lecturers (tommorrow gah!) and hopefully they'll like one of them.
The ideas I have decided to put forward are:
-Investigating how different downforce levels from the front wing affect rear downforce and general downforce balance (suggested by wesley - thanks!)
- Investigating the effects of a slipstreams on overtaking and how this effect can be reduced. (Tim.Wright and mep - thankyou)
- The effects/feasibility of intergrating an F-duct style system into road cars. (hollus - cheers
- And my original, kinda bad idea which I didnt really get across very well.
One thing I am kinda unsure about is can these ideas be investigated using CFD software only? My university doesnt have access to a wind tunnel or anything of the like.
And Hollus, no it doesnt have to be racing, I just think I'd enjoy a racing aspect more so than say, investogating heavy goods vehicles.
Thanks for all the super advice and ideas, if anyone else want to comment more than please do!
I'll keep you all updated as things progress.