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Old 12-13-2015, 02:18 PM   #23 (permalink)
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The aphorism on the Salt Flats is: "It's not how big a hole you punch in the air, it's how big a hole you leave in the air".

Rounding the nose reduces the size of the stagnation point and mitigates leeward separation in cross-wind conditions. But the maximum width on The Template is biased toward the front to give more time for things to settle out downstream.

In some cases features can affect airflow 'upstream' from themselves; for instance base pressure being transmitted forward in recirculating pockets.
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