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Old 08-31-2016, 06:02 PM   #51 (permalink)
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I figured I would restart this discussion, a member on here supplied me with some free individual vortex generators, and gave me a good idea to test the airflow without needing a chase car and photographer... He suggested to use flour sprinkled over the roof of the car and drive at low speed; there would be indicated attached flow where the flour was swept off, and that would show the point of separation, indicating to me where to place the vortex generators, giving the best possible result for the effort...
In addition to flour,NASA successfully used diatomacious earth for flow visualization.

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In addition to flour,NASA successfully used diatomacious earth for flow visualization.
So, in laymans terms, sand? Silt? Powdered clay?
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So, in laymans terms, sand? Silt? Powdered clay?
My introduction to it was with swimming pool water filtration in California.If we swam,we had to maintain to pool.
There is also a food grade diatomaceous earth (eaten for Calcium ).
It's finer than sand.It is very silty! Powdered clay might clump together,where the diatoms would just blow away.
It's available at pool supply and ACE Hardwares if you wanted to try it.
Hardwood fireplace ashes are great too!
Also,MIT's solar team took carbon black and kerosene and painted their racers with it to observe boundary layer airflow.(the original Corvette Sting Ray was analyzed this way at Cal Tech).

If the flour cakes together after sifting you'll have options.
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So, in laymans terms, sand? Silt? Powdered clay?
Earth made from diatoms. Duh.

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Selections from Ernst Haeckel's 1904 Kunstformen der Natur (Art Forms of Nature),
showing pennate (left) and centric (right) frustules.

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