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Post Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:18 pm

hardingfv32 wrote:I thought the conventional line was that 'inlet(s) on the top of the airbox' were for KERS cooling.

dren wrote:Transmission oil I thought.

Or whatever. My point is that cooling in general has been spread out and is no longer solely reliant upon the sidepods, which have been downsized as a result, and teams have implemented different strategies to achieve this. Therefore one team's method for extracting that hot air may not necessarily work for another team.
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Post Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:38 pm



Love the vid, and the explanation for the device. My question is, why use a Ferrari car in the demo, and weren't MGP(or at least rumoured to be) the ones ducting their fw ?

(Not to mention this is the RB8 thread :mrgreen: or are the bulls up to something again :wtf: )
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Post Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:38 am

Shrieker wrote:


Love the vid, and the explanation for the device. My question is, why use a Ferrari car in the demo, and weren't MGP(or at least rumoured to be) the ones ducting their fw ?

(Not to mention this is the RB8 thread :mrgreen: or are the bulls up to something again :wtf: )

Just showing how far this hoax has gone.
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Post Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:18 am

Thanks for making me feel like an idiot :(

Still good video though, and sounds plausible :mrgreen:
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Post Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:27 am

It sounds good till you realize the rules would forbid it...I Think.
But it is a good visual explanation and for all we know is on and working...We'll see... I am soooooooo tired of waiting to get the show on the road. I think there's room for at least 6 more races. :lol:
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Post Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:08 am

This has probably been discussed already but could the RB8 have an intake inside the cockpit that feeds the radiators in the sidepods? Air comes through the nose intake to 'cool the cockpit' and then rather than exiting out the cockpit top, it leaves via a hole in the side of the tub and flows through the sidepods. Legal?
I've found a way of ducting exhaust right to the diffuser edge like in 2011 and created a new wheel fastener that could allow sub 2 second pitstops see them here --> My 2013 F1 Concept Project
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Post Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:18 pm

I apologize for the small picture. Maybe you can still get a sense of what Piola is trying to show. This is from this weeks Gazzetta edition.

Image

Piola-
The anterior arm of upper triangle prevents the flow gets up for canalizing it in the lower part. There the second arm of the same triangle and the bodywork become parts of containment of the flow and it's directed to the lower wing.

Thanks to Italian for the translation
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Post Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:02 pm

I ths small Piola picture I see 2 slits on the inside of the exhaust exit -am I the only one?
Edit: probably it is the colouring fo the suspension arm

I think on of the distinguishing features of the rb8 is the fairing of driveshaft and trackrod, I am surprised there is so little talk about it. Everybody seems to focus on the nose inlet and on the exhaust position, which can be provisional.
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Post Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:03 pm

what is this?

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and is it legal?
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Post Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:55 pm

An exhaust and a strake infront of the rear wheel? Yes.
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Post Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:51 pm

Ooops. Right click>view image

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Post Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:07 pm

Crucial_Xtreme wrote:I apologize for the small picture. Maybe you can still get a sense of what Piola is trying to show. This is from this weeks Gazzetta edition.

[img]http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/9021/xgjbd.png[img]

Piola-
The anterior arm of upper triangle prevents the flow gets up for canalizing it in the lower part. There the second arm of the same triangle and the bodywork become parts of containment of the flow and it's directed to the lower wing.

Thanks to Italian for the translation


it was right before your eyes near the beginning of the thread.
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they are blowing the beam wing with the exhaust. The arms just keep the flow from spreading upward. The arms may also coax the hot gas to take a more horizontal plume shape. They are trying to spread the flow across the wing instead of heaving one focused tube of gas under a little area i think.

We need to investigate the camber on that beam wing, it's possible it's so cambered that without hot gas flow it would stall. The gas flow could permit more extreme beam wing profiles to be used.
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Post Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:11 pm

ringo - what would be the benefit of spreading the flow over the whole beam wing rather than just 2 local "hotspots" as it were? I mean; you'd get less pressure on it as the force is distributed; but wouldn't the net total be the same amount of extra downforce?
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Post Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:20 pm

ringo wrote:
Crucial_Xtreme wrote:I apologize for the small picture. Maybe you can still get a sense of what Piola is trying to show. This is from this weeks Gazzetta edition.



Piola-
The anterior arm of upper triangle prevents the flow gets up for canalizing it in the lower part. There the second arm of the same triangle and the bodywork become parts of containment of the flow and it's directed to the lower wing.

Thanks to Italian for the translation


it was right before your eyes near the beginning of the thread.


they are blowing the beam wing with the exhaust. The arms just keep the flow from spreading upward. The arms may also coax the hot gas to take a more horizontal plume shape. They are trying to spread the flow across the wing instead of heaving one focused tube of gas under a little area i think.

We need to investigate the camber on that beam wing, it's possible it's so cambered that without hot gas flow it would stall. The gas flow could permit more extreme beam wing profiles to be used.


I'm inclined to agree and posted such a few pages back. Of course "Brian" jumped in and said I was full of it. So I let it be. I posted the Piola piece because it coincides with what's been said already, although "Brian" doesn't believe so.
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Post Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:27 pm

1) The control arms being 'aero neutral' will only straighten the flow.

2) If there was any other possible 'meaningful' benefit, the forward control arm would have been moved closer to the exhaust outlet by either moving the forward mounting location or making the control arm broader.

Brian
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