Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Aerodynamics
Register Now
 Register Now

Reply  Post New Thread
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-29-2020, 11:51 AM   #31 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
aerohead's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sanger,Texas,U.S.A.
Posts: 12,626
Thanks: 20,291
Thanked 6,282 Times in 3,888 Posts

Originally Posted by JulianEdgar View Post
Horses for courses, of course. When in my Gen 1 Insight I brake from 125 mph to 60 mph at the end of a local straight, I don't want brake fade.

As I have said, I've never read any formal reference that doesn't mention the importance of brake cooling when developing aero wheels for road cars. They all mention it!
ROAD and TRACK recently reported on the Porsche Taycan Turbo S,which is capable of 160-mph (257 km/h).It's a 5,246-lb car.Lifting off the potentiometer in a Cd 0.25 vehicle doesn't offer an abundance of braking drag.In an emergency braking situation,that's a lot of kinetic energy converted to thermal energy in a matter of seconds.The extra drag of the porous wheels would be most welcome.

Photobucket album: http://s1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj622/aerohead2/
  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

Reply  Post New Thread

Thread Tools

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com