Body

The body is the vehicle's shell and cover almost the entire car. It is the most important component in terms of aerodynamics and design.

The body will be - this year as last year - molded in carbon fiber. This is mainly because carbon fiber is very light and very sturdy. In addition, it gives the car a good finish. The whole body is designed and molded by us, giving us the opportunity to optimize the shape for all components in the car. We must also work on the aerodynamic characteristics of the car body. Here we have to optimize the relationship between downforce and drag, thus the preasure down on the ground in relation to air resistance in driving direction. This year we will have wings on the car (spoiler), which gives us much better traction than before. In order to adjust the wings, we use advanced simulation programs that give us good data and makes it possible to improve the wings based on these. In addition to the wings, we design a diffuser for more downforce. This is a special geometry of the bottom plate that creates a negative pressure under the vehicle, thereby sucking the vehicle to the ground. The wings and diffuser combined create so much downforce so that the car could theoretically drive upside down at a speed of 150 km / h (93 mph)!

Karosseriet må som nevnt tidligere også tilpasses i forhold til resten av bilen, og kanskje spesielt i forhold til luftinnsug til motoren. Det er viktig at motoren får tilstrekkelig med luft, og samtidig at luftinntaket ikke skaper unødvendig drag. For å få til dette lager vi en kanal i karosseriet, kalt naca duct. Denne kanalen leder luften inn fra karosseriet til motoren og forsyner den med luft, samtidig som den ikke genererer noe ekstra luftmotstand.  

The body must, as mentioned previously be adapted in relation to the rest of the car, and especially in relation to the air intake of the engine. It is important that the motor has sufficient access to air, while the air intake does not create unnecessary drag. To achieve this, we create a channel in the body, called NACA duct. This channel leads air from the bodywork of the motor and supplies it with air, while it does not generate any extra air resistance.

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