Cambridge University Engineer Looks To Find The Ideal Ski Tuck

Cambridge University Engineer Looks To Find The Ideal Ski Tuck

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Cambridge University Engineer Looks To Find The Ideal Ski Tuck

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By studying the aerodynamics of speed skiing Cambridge Engineering student, Robert Sills, is developing methods to improve the results of the British Speed Ski Team by reducing their aerodynamic drag.

Major improvements have come from using data collected in a wind tunnel to change the tuck position skiers adopt during races. The research also focuses on equipment modifications, mainly the shape of the skier’s leg fairings (the streamlined shapes fitted around the legs to reduce their drag).

These adjustments have reduced the drag of skiers in the wind tunnel by as much as 38 per cent.

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