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Old 03-28-2008, 02:28 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by trebuchet03 View Post
FloWorks says .09

FLUENT (we've since meshed a model for FLUENT) says .086

Both at 30mph (or maybe it was 20 - I'll have to double check).

It sounds freaking low, but - max Reynolds number = 184. Not 184 thousand, just 184. We'll get scale wind tunnel testing soon

How does FLUENT compare to FloWorks in ease of use ?

Point zero eighty six. Slick !

I wonder how that this would translate to a full size car if the shapes were identical. I know that the frontal area would change, but how is the .Cd value changed when a shape such as yours is scaled up ?
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