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dc.contributor.authorConcli F
dc.contributor.authorGobbi M
dc.contributor.authorGorla C
dc.contributor.editorSkerget L
dc.contributor.editorRavnik J
dc.contributor.editorBrebbia CA
dc.contributor.editorHernández S
dc.contributor.other
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-12T12:38:06Z
dc.date.available2018-09-12T12:38:06Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-78466-287-5
dc.identifier.issn1746-4471
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10863/6073
dc.description.abstractIn motorcycle competitions, aerodynamics plays a fundamental role. In order to improve the performance of racing motorbikes, different front-wheel geometries have been studied by means of numerical CFD simulations. Different lean angles were analysed for each geometry and the air motion-field were calculated. The considered geometries range from standard spoked design to solid wheels. Both steady-state and dynamic simulations were run using the open-source free software OpenFOAM®. This open-source code was selected because, like all the computer programs of this type, it allows a higher flexibility with respect to any close-source commercial software, allowing a customization of the code by implementing specific models for the analysis of the physical problem of interest and also, at the same time, a higher parallelization of the computations. Steady-state simulations were performed using a rotating reference frame (MRF) while, for the transients, a partially-rotating mesh was adopted, thus taking advantage of the internal sliding interfaces (AMI). Drag, lift and force-moments have been calculated with the aim of examining the stability and manoeuvrability of the different configurations.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWIT Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWit Transactions on Engineering Sciences;
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dc.subjectING-IND/14en_US
dc.titleComparative Study Of The Aerodynamic Performances Of Motorcycle Racing Wheels Using Numerical CFDSimulationsen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.date.updated2018-09-11T10:47:08Z
dc.publication.titleAdvances in Fluid Mechanics XII
dc.language.isiEN-GB
dc.description.fulltextopenen_US


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