© 2008

Sport Aerodynamics

  • Helge Nørstrud

Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 506)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Helge Nørstrud
    Pages 1-8
  3. Lars Saetran
    Pages 9-22
  4. Giuseppe Gibertini, Donato Grassi
    Pages 23-47
  5. Lars Sætran, Luca Oggiano
    Pages 93-105
  6. Helge Nørstrud
    Pages 107-130
  7. Helge Nørstrud
    Pages 131-138
  8. Wolfram Müller
    Pages 139-160
  9. Walter Meile, Wolfram Müller, Ewald Reisenberger
    Pages 183-216
  10. Helge Nørstrud
    Pages 217-228
  11. Rabindra D. Mehta
    Pages 229-331

About this book


In sport disciplines such as running, ice skating, bicycling and cross-country skiing the aerodynamic drag force constitutes the major obstacle to overcome. Furthermore, in ski jumping and in various activities involving a ball the aerodynamic lift force comes in addition into action.

This book describes the various sport disciplines on the basis of aerodynamic analysis and also cover the biomechanics part by illustrative performance examples. Such treatment of the underlying physical phenomena of sport activities gives a valuable supplement to existing literature on sport. The reader will also be guided to references which exist for the various topics discussed, so she or he can go into a deeper study of the particular sport activity at wish.


aerodynamics biomechanics computational fluid dynamics computer dynamic lift dynamics mechanics simulation sport sports

Editors and affiliations

  • Helge Nørstrud
    • 1
  1. 1.Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway

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