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Old 03-30-2017, 05:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by D15r View Post
Being interested in boat design, I was thinking when we design boats they are either designed primarily for planning or displacement operation. Now how this relates to cars is that all cars operate in a pure displacement environment yet we design them as if we expect them to plane which is really stupid. So most of all our cars are dragging huge wakes behind them which we know is stupid, Strange eh.
Interesting observations, I've seen it and thought along similar lines myself.

I suppose a fully submersible submarine is close to being in a continuous fluid, with air acting like a fluid as well.

The whole ground plane thing (pressure wave) really makes cars/truck unique, aircraft only experience this during take off and landing.
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