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« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2018, 12:31:14 AM »

I bought some screen samples, but haven't really tested them yet. One of them is about 60% open area, with nominal .003" openings, that I'll eventually test on the engine dyno. Anybody have a clue about the relationship between open-area-percentage and actual airflow percentage? I think these samples are simply round-wire screen, but I'm not sure.

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« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2018, 01:03:36 AM »

You know the drag formula CdA. Often the Cd is far more important than the "A". Meaning that the shape of the wire can create more drag (or reduce flow) than the area! Round wire having one of the worst Cd's. That is why aircraft have teardrop or oval shaped wires for bracing and struts. Even on a slow 90 mph biplane the bracing wire is oval. Thousand$ spent on CFD probably could get you close but lacking that you will have to do your own dyno or flow tests. You could probably set up a drag-differential test in the garage with just a fan. You couldn't quantify the drag but if you keep the area identical on your test samples you will see their difference in drag.  Check out Aircraft for possibilities.
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« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2018, 05:50:16 PM »

Add all the screen wire thicknesses together and you'll find you only have half the airflow.
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