||To build and design an air-driven vehicle
that is to be powered from a wind generator. The car will be tested
by movement against the flow of air.
||To learn about aerodynamics.
||Teams of up to four.
||A wind generator with three different air
flow settings and a test track as specified in the rules below, which
will be supplied in the competition.
- The air flow centre will be 12.5 cm above the test deck and
the flow nozzle is 14 cm internal diameter.
- The car will be timed over a distance of 1 m from a 2 m mark
to a 1 m mark (moving towards the nozzle) for 3 different air
- The car will be allowed 3 runs at each air flow setting and
judges will count the best of the three.
- The car will be run along a track with a centre line and two
outer lines located 10 cm on each side of the centre line.
- The car will be disqualified on a run if the centre of the
car goes beyond either of the outer lines.
- The car should be equipped with a metal marker at the front
centre of it. This will help with the timing and disqualification.
- The car must be self-steering and no adjustment will be allowed
between runs other than changes in weight loadings.
||The car with the lowest aggregate time
for the 3 air flow speeds will be declared the winner.
||Youth Science Foundation Science Olympics