We are happy to share another interesting thesis, ‘Aerodynamic optimization of a cycling helmet for time-trial’ by Antonio Sgambellone from University of Rome Tor Vergata. This study aims to reduce the aerodynamic drag generated by a cyclist on his bicycle thanks to a design’s optimization for the helmet worn by theย  athlete.

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methods and parametric shape modification are used to show how it is possible to decrease the drag generated by the cyclist-bicycle system.

Results show that the optimization for the helmet alone leads to a substantial reduction in the overall resistance caused by the air.

Here you can find the presentation and the full thesis.