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Old 05-03-2020, 01:47 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Rather than my having to wade through lots of anecdote-style evidence about The Template and box cavities, can you just direct me to some current peer reviewed tech papers (or published textbook material) on them?
From first principles: The Holy Template, based on a half-circular cross section, is commonly applied to vehicles with a rectangular cross section. Mair is more useful.
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And what on earth does “capturing vortices better” mean?
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