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Offline Dean Los Angeles

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F1 Technical
« on: November 15, 2013, 01:55:59 PM »
Excellent views of the Red Bull F1 cars. Looking at the pictures I wonder on a lot of them "what the hell am I looking at?"
http://www.racecar-engineering.com/cars/red-bull-rb9/

Does your front wing look like this?


Millions of dollars on computational flow dynamics (CFD), thousands of hours in the wind tunnel, and we still validate with on-track testing. The white object is measuring the airflow over the rear diffuser.

And on track testing with flow visualization paint.

A link to Flow-Viz paint
http://www.formula1-dictionary.net/flow_viz_paint.html

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It's bigger than life or death! It's RACING.

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Re: F1 Technical
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2013, 03:43:35 PM »


  Thanks Dean...I see what you mean :-)


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Offline Glen

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Re: F1 Technical
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2013, 04:53:49 PM »
The SCTA roadster committee would go nuts with these. :cheers:
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Offline RansomT

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Re: F1 Technical
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2013, 05:29:21 PM »
Because there is a difference between the air flow in a straight line and around the curve.   :-D

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Re: F1 Technical
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2013, 10:05:17 AM »
thanks for posting this - VERY interesting . . . and expensive!
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Re: F1 Technical
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2013, 07:20:00 PM »
Look at the inclination of the pitot rake.
The air stream is moving up at quite an angle.
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