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Table 1 Input parameters

From: Aerodynamic analysis of uphill drafting in cycling

Parameter Symbol Unit Value
Riding speed U m/s 6
Wind speed V m/s 0
Rotational drag area FW m2 0.0044 [13]
Air density Ρ kg/m3 1.225
Rolling resistance coefficient Crr 0.0032 [13]
Mass M kg 72
Gravitational acceleration g m/s2 9.81
Road gradient G % 7.5
Efficiency of drive train EC % 98
Drag area
 1 cyclist configuration CDA m2 0.473
 2 cyclists configuration CDA m2 0.461, 0.261
 3 cyclists configuration CDA m2 0.457, 0.246, 0.213
 4 cyclists configuration CDA m2 0.457, 0.246, 0.201, 0.196
 5 cyclists configuration CDA m2 0.454, 0.246, 0.198, 0.185, 0.186
 6 cyclists configuration CDA m2 0.454, 0.246, 0.196, 0.184, 0.172, 0.175
 7 cyclists configuration CDA m2 0.454, 0.246, 0.196, 0.182, 0.172, 0.168, 0.173
 8 cyclists configuration CDA m2 0.454, 0.246, 0.196, 0.179, 0.170, 0.165, 0.164, 0.171