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Old 11-10-2022, 07:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
These are for simplistic, primitive, prismatic test models, of which no current productions share any similarity.
On the upper table, for 0.09%, and 0.18% aft-body lengths, you're witnessing an initial drag reduction, then introduction of increasing vortex drag, until vortex-burst occurs, and wake takes on a squareback wake.
The lower tables show all the test permutations of Giugiaro's (sp?) original Golf of 1975. Again, drag drops, then vortex drag builds until 'burst.'
Lesson: a 'large' high-pressure wake is preferred to a 'small' low-pressure wake.
Vortex-drag is BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Really bad!
What is delta Cd at first graph,why delta?
And why negative numbers?
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