Parametric Modelling and CFD Analysis of Maxi Scooter: A Guideline for the Designer

P. Conti, M. Argento, and M.D. Santucci (Italy)


Modelling, simulation, motorcycles.


The purpose of this research -based on CFD- is the evaluation of the aerodynamic performance of the geometry of a scooter. The analysis is mainly directed to investigate stability, safety and comfort aspects rather than aerodynamic fairness. A parametric simplified model was created and investigated. The model is composed of few plane panels which outline a commercial scooter. Pitching moment, velocity and turbulence fields are evaluated for different configurations and compared. The results are validated through a wind tunnel test campaign and are presented in the form of carpet plots which can drive the designer in his choices.

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