Development of aerodynamics for a solar race car

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The dominant factor of a solar car is running resistance, especially aerodynamic drag; and the reduction of the CD (drag coefficient) × A (frontal projected area) value is a crucial task to maximize the performance of a solar car. This paper will introduce the aerodynamic approach of the '96 Honda solar car which participated in the World Solar Challenge, the world's top solar car race. © 1998 Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Inc. and Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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Ozawa, H., Nishikawa, S., & Higashida, D. (1998). Development of aerodynamics for a solar race car. JSAE Review, 19(4), 343–349. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0389-4304(98)00019-8

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