MIKEY_! wrote:By stability I mean side to side motion (rocking). It is commonly used in aviation for wings to be V-shaped when view from the front. When the plane banks the lower side of the V is upright and produces more lift than the higher side. This difference causes the plane to level out. It is a common practice. This must of course be and inverted V as the lift is inverted too.
MIKEY_! wrote:How big can they make those flaps?
PS a car will rock during cornering.
This beam wing design helps to prevent that.
raymondu999 wrote:ESP - was the mandatory weight distribution not reinstated until the end of 2012?
godlameroso wrote:MIKEY_! wrote:Not sure when increasing DF came into the beam wing argument. It's to make the car more stable, nothing more.
Actually it might help shift air in behind the rear tires like Mclarens endplates do.
ESP: I'm not trying to predict innovations for next year I'm just coming up with stuff that I think might just be legal and a perhaps even beneficial and being modest enough to ask those who actually know what they are doing for some opinions. I agree there probably won't be anything revolutionary next year, just solid engineering.Not especially strenuous.Those nose air intakes already cool the brake fluid and power steering fluid units at the front of the car. As well as keep the driver cool
The beam wing influences the trailing wake vortex, and stability you speak of comes from downforce, more negative lift in the rear = more stability. I assume teams are doing plenty of studies to get the shape of the monocoque perfect, as it's something that really can't be changed mid season. Just about everything else can be adjusted and modified to a point. Whoever can generate the most rear downforce will most likely be the fastest car on the grid, because most cars already generate more downforce in the front than the rear.
ESPImperium wrote:raymondu999 wrote:ESP - was the mandatory weight distribution not reinstated until the end of 2012?
I was under the illusion that it was gone at the end of 2011, may need clarification on that one and will be happy to take guidance on this one.
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