Of quebec students beat a world record

Avto 8 September, 2017
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    Frédéric Mercier

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017 15:55

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017 15:55

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    A team student of the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) in Montreal has beaten a world record with his vehicle in the wind.

    Chinook is the name of the monster, became the car wind the most efficient in the world by reaching an efficiency ratio to a record 102,45%.



    “In the world of vehicles, wind, the performance is not calculated in km/h, but rather at a ratio of effectiveness, outlines the ETS by way of a press release. It is obtained by dividing the average speed by the average wind speed, which is measured by anemometers positioned along the route of 500 meters.”


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    In short, an efficiency ratio of 100% corresponds to a vehicle moving at the same speed as that of the wind. With its ratio of 102,45%, the vehicle side so spun faster than the energy source that powers it!

    With this brand, the Chinook that clears the world record of 101,76% who belonged to a university in Denmark.



    A first position

    The new record was recorded at the international competition Racing Aeolus 2017, which stood at Dan Helder, in the North of the netherlands, from 24 to 26 August last.

    With a performance as memorable, Chinook was without surprise won the honors of this tenth edition of Racing Aeolus. “It has bet big this year and it has completely redesigned the vehicle,” explains Nicolas Côté, vice-president, mechanical team. The quality of the design and manufacturing has enabled us to achieve these historic performances and we’re very proud of.”



    Now in its seventh generation since its inception, the Chinook has been constantly improved by teams of the ETS that have come and gone over the years. This year, a new chassis has allowed to subtract 25 kg to the weight of the vehicle, while generating three times less aerodynamic drag than the previous version.

    In addition to the team in montreal, vehicles in Denmark, Turkey, Germany and the netherlands took part in the event.