A preliminary investigation into racing motorcycle aerodynamics

Tempia, A and Pagliarella, R 2006, 'A preliminary investigation into racing motorcycle aerodynamics' in E. Moritz, A. Haake (ed.) The Engineering of Sport 6: Developments for Disciplines, Springer, New York, United States, pp. 139-144.

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Title A preliminary investigation into racing motorcycle aerodynamics
Author(s) Tempia, A
Pagliarella, R
Year 2006
Title of book The Engineering of Sport 6: Developments for Disciplines
Publisher Springer
Place of publication New York, United States
Editor(s) E. Moritz, A. Haake
Start page 139
End page 144
Subjects Optimisation
Aerodynamics (excl. Hypersonic Aerodynamics)
Summary This paper attempts to guide readers through the development of equipment and related testing procedures at the RMIT University Industrial Wind Tunnel facility designed to replicate and assess flow mechanics relevant to motorcycles. The paper particularly addresses design and development of the preliminary test rig to support both motorcycle and rider. A Cobra probe, the University's own 13-hole probe and various surface pressure measuring devices are used to analyse near wake and other basic flows pertinent to stakeholders associated with the development of supersports class motorcycles. The test matrix addresses not only various rider configurations but seeks to assess the effect of appendices such as mirrors.
Copyright notice © 2006 Springer
Keyword(s) Motorcycles
Wind tunnel
Cobra probe
Equipment testing procedures
DOI - identifier 10.1007/978-0-387-46051-2_25
ISBN 0387346783
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