Friction, Stiction and Aero-constriction - How Formula One racing cars cheat the laws of physics

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Technical lecture
09 April 2019 19:00 - 21:00
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The speed and power deployed by Formula 1 racing teams in their endless quest for performance surpasses what might have been regarded as the fundamental limits of physics not so long ago. 

Reflecting on a half century of progress, the speaker singles out three ‘nuggets’ of development activity – namely Friction, Stiction and Air Flow Constriction - that illustrate the extent to which those fundamental limits have been ‘cheated’.

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Dave Cross, Institue of Physics


Newcastle-under-Lyme College
Main Auditorium Lecture Theatre
Knutton Lane
United Kingdom

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