Short Term Course on Aerodynamics for Athletes From MNNIT Allahabad

By Malavikka

For athletes, the winning time-margins are gradually reduced with the integration of advanced technologies in all competitive sports. In spite of this, the time margin to victory can be further reduced by applying aero/hydrodynamic methods.

Short Term Course on Aerodynamics for Athletes


How does aerodynamics work?

For instance, in cycling, swimming, skiing and speed skating athletes used biological power to overcome drag generated by air and water. Minimisation/optimisation in aero/hydrodynamic drag can significantly improve an athlete's performance.

How do aerodynamics and hydrodynamics apply in competitive sports?

Similarly, the optimisation of shape and surface design of sports balls and projectiles can ultimately enhance athlete's overall performance in competitive sports.

About the short term course

The basic aerodynamic and hydrodynamic principles that govern most speed sports will be covered in this short term course. Each concept will be taught in the context of a wide variety of individual sports, demonstration of how surface textures, form and shape of the equipment or athlete govern speed and motion and ultimate performance will be dealt with.

Key Points Covered

  • The effects of these particular mechanisms on the behaviour and performance of sports equipment and athletics will be elaborated. 
  • The aerodynamics and hydrodynamics of several different sports will be discussed with the help of recent wind tunnel measurements, computational modelling and theoretical analyses.

Course Faculty

The course will be delivered by an internationally acclaimed academic, researcher and practitioner with proven knowledge, experience, and demonstrable ability in teaching, consultancy, research, and training in the field of Sports Engineering and Sports Technology.


3 April 2017 to 8 April 2017

Target audience

UG and PG Students, Research scholars, Faculty members, Practising Engineers, Scientists, Sports personnel, Sports trainers and Sports enthusiasts.


An undergraduate degree in engineering or a technical background is recommended. Attendees having taken an undergraduate or graduate course in basic Fluid mechanics and/or Aerodynamics is preferable.

How to Apply

Apply online here 


  • Participants from abroad: US$ 200
  • Industry/ Research Organizations: Rs. 5000
  • Academic Institutions (Faculty members): Rs. 3000
  • Academic Institutions (Students): Rs. 1000

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