marcush. wrote: ringo wrote:
The fastest driver is a reference for the other one," explained Schumacher in a German motorsport magazine.
"You see the data of how he drives, but it didn't work quite so well in the other car. Looking back, there were a few things (wrong) with my car.
"The exhaust got so hot that sometimes the underside of the car burnt or the F-Duct (a system to help the airflow) was triggered in parts of the track where it shouldn't have been."
Passive system confirmed.
I don´t think so .He said it triggered itself on and off when it shouldn´t that is VERY active by definition!
What he said it was triggered by something not in his control .thats not necessarily
describing a passive system but a malfunction.
analogy: -sticking throttle-
A sticking throtle is active, becuase it can be actively adjusted based on the drivers requirements; this wing is not.
It's an open loop/ passive system that is malfunctioning.
Active means it can adjust itself to operate within a set range of parameters, based on inputs.
This system does not respond to inputs to stay within a set range of parameters.
It simply accepts the inputs and process them without any control or feedback.
A good analogy of an active system is a toilet tank with a filling pump, a level sensor and shut off valve that responds to the sensor, to maintain tank level as the pump fills.
A passive system is like the toilet tank with a timed pump, that fills for a pre calculated pumping time then shuts off. However there is no sensor or shut off valve to keep things within spec, in case the pump or fluid behaves differently.
The W01 wing, is like the passive tank. Various things can happen to throw off the system:
The tank can have a leak and the pump never replaces the water, because there is no feedback.
The pump can over or under speed, but still shut off within a preprogram time regardless; under or over filling the tank.
So, i would say this wing is malfunctioning because it cannot respond to inputs that it was not modeled for. Maybe changes in air density, turbulence, moisture content, and surface roughness inside the wing.