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Old 08-31-2019, 12:44 PM   #21 (permalink)
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wide wake

Originally Posted by lunarhighway View Post
one thing i think to keep in mind when looking at these things is that the dams in themselves are very unaerodynamic shapes, so they will generate a rather wide "wake",

i suppose they don't need to be the full width of the tire to send the air cleanly around it

so when reverse engineering it's best not to assume "bigger is better"
From the upper image you could imagine the tire training within the wake of the spat and on others,that the flow might jump the void of the wheelhouse and then re-attach once beyond it.Goro Tamai did this at MIT for their solar race cars.

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