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Old 03-11-2008, 03:58 PM   #17 (permalink)
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v squared vs v cubed

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Originally Posted by boxchain View Post
Those numbers sound reasonable. I used the spreadsheet and tried to stick with metric and I got 3.4 kw @ 35 mph and 10.3 kW @ 100 mph, which translates to 4.5 and 13.8 hp. Maybe I got some conversions wrong though.

slugs! *groans*

I always thought it was v^2 not v^3, just from what I remember from my fluid mechanics class.
v^2 will yield force,v^3 will yield power necessary to overcome the force.
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