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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2020, 2(11); doi: 10.25236/FSST.2020.021116.

Analysis and Optimization of Aerodynamic Performance of Race Car Rear Wing Based on CFD


Kaicong Chen1,  Sen Liu2

Corresponding Author:
Kaicong Chen

1 Department of Applied Physics, Tongji University, Shanghai, 200092, China

2 Department of New Energy Science and Engineering, Xiamen University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, 43900 Sepang, Malaysia


The most critical elements of the aerodynamic performance of a race car are the total downforce added on the wheels at high speed and the lift/drag ratio. This paper aims to analyze the aerodynamics of different shapes of a race car rear wing and give considerable optimization. Ansys-Fluent software will be used in this research, by adjusting the maximum cambers, maximum curvature positions and the angles of attack of a single rear wing, to find the best single-wing design, which gives the highest negative lift force and also lift/drag ratio. Then, the research will move forward to the effects of different wing slot sizes and aileron’s angles of attack on the aerodynamics of multi-wing combinations.


Rear wing, Aerodynamic performance, CFD, Multi-wing combination

Cite This Paper

Kaicong Chen,Sen Liu. Analysis and Optimization of Aerodynamic Performance of Race Car Rear Wing Based on CFD. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2020) Vol. 2 Issue 11: 104-116. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2020.021116.


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