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Old 03-11-2020, 10:52 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by kach22i View Post
I must be dead, because I'm in slot heaven now.

Seriously, I've been looking for such examples for years ever since I did my slotted roof wing on my S-10 pickup truck.

A French aerodynamicists did a quick CFD study on it, and indeed a small amount of air was jetting though there.

One could slot the top plane as well as the side planes and still have the Kammback rear hood work, in my opinion.

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I went back and looked.Hucho is absolutely adamant about non-aspirated structures on road vehicles.Slots,slats,and spoilers can perform on an aircraft in 2-D flow,but never on an automobile in 3-D flow.Any boat tail or box-cavity must be airtight in order to function.Texas Tech's cab-wings were non-aspirated.
A permutation that is permissible is,to use a slot to pressurize an air-tight,fabric boat-tail envelope as I,and Bruce Ruefer (SP?) did.
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