AERODYNAMIC STUDY FOR THE GROUND EFFECT OF SKI JUMPING

  • K. Seo
  • I. Watanabe
  • M. Igarashi
  • S. Kimura
  • M. Murakami
Keywords: ski jumping, ground effect, wind tunnel experiment, lift, drag, moment

Abstract

We investigated the aerodynamic forces just before taking telemark of the landing phase. The full size model was employed to measure the lift area, the drag area and the moment volume, which was mounted in a 3-meter low speed wind tunnel. The ground plate was set in the test section of the wind tunnel. The height between the ground plate and the toe of the model was from 0.4 m to 1.0 m. In the case of the V style flight, the lift area with the ground plate is always larger than that without the ground plate, though the drag area with the ground plate is comparable to that without the ground plate. The ground effect of V style flight contributes to making the larger lift in the latter half of the flight. In the case of the parallel style, the lift and the drag areas with the ground plate are comparable to that without the plate.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities