On the Cyclist's Drag Crisis

Wouter Terra

Abstract


The distribution of the critical velocity (point of minimum aerodynamic drag) is determined along the body of a time-trial cyclist by flow measurement in the model's near-wake.

Keywords


Aerodynamic drag; skin suits; Particle Image Velocimetry

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