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Old 06-12-2018, 09:45 AM   #728 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Tesla View Post
........... a phantom tail, the gift that keeps on giving.
If I read this correctly, good thoughts regarding cross winds.

This image below may help in visualization though it lacks the rounded C-pillars most of us would favor.

Forces and flow structures evolution on a car body in a sudden crosswind

Our analysis shows that the region which is most sensitive to crosswind is located at the rear part of the leeward flank. However, changes in the rear geometry (from squareback to fastback body) only affect the established lateral coefficients values while transient duration and the force overshoots appear not to be significantly modified. Furthermore, the circulation of the most energetic leeward vortex appears to be correlated with the lateral coefficients transient evolutions.
I could use a translation into Ecomodder English.
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