Why do designers try to Minimise drag?

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  • ken yeon
    Minimizing drag can save huge amounts of fuel

    Thus, the more drag your ride produces, the more fuel it will need to use in order to overcome this force. Some sleek design is fundamental for fuel economy. Take the Tesla model S as an example.
  • What part of the car creates the most drag?

    Aerodynamic drag of a passenger car is highly dependent on its wheels and tyres. On a typical passenger car, they cause around 25% of the overall drag [1]. The amount of drag created by the tyre thereby mainly arises from the overall shape of the tyre which - for obvious reasons - cannot be changed drastically.
  • Is downforce good for drag racing?

    The relationship between drag and downforce is especially important. Aerodynamic improvements in wings are directed at generating downforce on the race car with a minimum of drag. Downforce is necessary for maintaining speed through the corners. Unwanted drag which accompanies downforce will slow the car.27 ago 2001
  • What is the most aerodynamic thing on earth?

    For speeds lower than the speed of sound, the most aerodynamically efficient shape is the teardrop. The teardrop has a rounded nose that tapers as it moves backward, forming a narrow, yet rounded tail, which gradually brings the air around the object back together instead of creating eddy currents.
  • What is the drag coefficient of a Subaru Forester?

    .37 Cd
    The Forester has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of . 37 Cd. That is significantly lower than the Honda CRV (. 43).
  • What is P in the drag equation?

    Material things resist changes in their velocity and no two material things may occupy the same space at the same time. There are three terms in the equation for the total pressure and are defined as: P: the part of the pressure which comes from outside the fluid and is referred to the atmospheric pressure.