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Old 01-02-2013, 08:56 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ryannoe View Post
No testing with video or yarn was completed today. I did drive the Prius in the rain and during stop lights, rain gathered on the back glass. After accelerating to 60 mph (power mode because I didn't want them to collect into jumbo drops and let gravity do all of the work) the droplets were unscathed and BARELY pushing their way to the rear. After my 6 mile run, there were still roughly half of the droplets attached to the window. I shouldn't say this, but I was pretty much watching those droplets the entire drive

You guys had me doubting my initial thoughts of the separated flow, but now I'm more confident that the flow has separated. Hope to have something for you soon.

-Ryan
It would be interesting to see what happens to the tuffs if they were raised say 1/4" or so. I wonder how thick your boundry layer is.
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