Hanson's Fluid Mechanics and Flow Control Laboratory

Sports Aerodynamics


Aerodynamic drag also limits the potential performance of athletes. Competition is also a major source of Canadian economy and business. Aerodynamic performance gains will bolster the Canadian advantage for our industries in high-performance sports as key point to differentiate from. Competition also inspires camaraderie, perseverance, and the strength to break limits though Paralympic and Olympics events. In cycling, as an example, aerodynamic drag represents approximately 80-90% of the losses that the rider must overcome. Potential for advances in drag reduction can bolster athlete performance.