View Single Post
Old 03-31-2017, 02:15 PM   #16 (permalink)
kach22i
Master EcoModder
 
kach22i's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Posts: 3,873
Thanks: 52
Thanked 2,581 Times in 1,809 Posts
I think the force field analogy fits best, but it's micro eddies or small vortexes of disturbed air forming a protective film or barrier which allows passing air to pass more easily.

Golf ball dimples, shark skin etc.............all depend on the passing fluid (air/water) to initialize the event.

Dimples are passive, this thing is active.
__________________
George
Architect, Artist and Designer of Objects

1977 Porsche 911s Targa
1998 Chevy S-10 Pick-Up truck
1989 Scat II HP Hovercraft

Chin Spoiler:
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/off-t...effective.html

Rear Spoiler Pick Up Truck
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/off-t...xperiment.html

Roof Wing
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...1-a-19525.html
  Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to kach22i For This Useful Post:
aerohead (09-30-2020), freebeard (03-31-2017)