Williams Advanced Engineering applies its knowledge and expertise to understand the aerodynamics of the human body. The goal is to analyse airflow around the body and the various aerodynamic factors that can influence the performance of athletes and their equipment. The focus is on aerodynamic drag.
Because athletes continuously shift body positions as they perform their sport, aerodynamic drag is measured for key sport-specific positions. Understanding how airflow affects their performance can help them improve their body position and reduce drag.
Athletes and coaches can simulate race sequences during wind tunnel testing at Williams and get real-time feedback. The results of aerodynamic performance tests are analysed and interpreted on the spot, allowing recommendations for improvements to body positions, clothing and equipment to be implemented quickly.
Athletes are able to see and feel improvements resulting from even minor adjustments to these factors.