'footballAerodynamics_handout' simulation project by atumbiolo


I created a new simulation project called 'footballAerodynamics_handout':

Handout for Sports Aerodynamics Workshop: Session 3

More of my public projects can be found here.


I have chosen to analyze the effects of density at the highest of the proposed altitudes (Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz Bolivia, 3637 m, ρ=0.85 kg/m3).

The comparison with the results of the simulation conducted with sea level density (ρ=1.226 kg/m3) clearly shows that the increase of the altitude corresponds to a 30% reduction of both the drag and the side force (for ρ=0.85 kg/m3 D≈4.89 N and Y≈3.1 N, for ρ=1.226 kg/m3 D≈7.02 N and Y≈4.47 N).