Aerodynamic Drag Units
While the aerodynamic drag is straightforward, getting the coefficients right is work. Here are the ones used here.
These coefficients are related to three factors: the Coefficient of Drag, the CyclistCycle Frontal Area, and the AirDensity at the elevation being ridden. Here are the relevant units:
Coefficient of Aerodynamic Drag
In most modeling, the assumption is riding is at Sea Level.
Cyclist Frontal Area
The values for A are representative based on numbers provided in a number of articles.
AeroK Summary Values
Aerodynamic Drag can be written with all of the constant terms multiplied together into a single term denoted by AeroK
AerodynamicDrag = AeroK * (NetVelocity^2)
Note: Need to check on the Female Coefficient of Drag values. Scaled them down, but believe that since they are shape dependent, they should be the same as the men.
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