krisfx wrote:Nick, you could have at least been a little more constructive instead of being an arse about it.
I've always wondered why they haven't put the radiators closer to the rear of the sidepod with a carbon tube like they did in the 2000's It'd stop that reverse flow issue that I read about in autosport.
That's probably already been discussed.
On topic I would think the (possibly) horrible turbulent flow from the rear of the radiators wouldn't be that helpful in comparison to the other solutions we see on modern cars tbh.
when I ran simulations on such a sidepod, I found a few problems, the airflow is very turbulent exiting the tunnel, it doesnt follow the cokebottle as well as the conventional sidepods, and rapidly changes direction when it gets close to the diffuser towards the outer edges of the diffuser, whilst some follows the coke bottle (not very cleanly) I suspect this can be solved with flow conditioners, and some VG's on the exit of the tunnel, although it still doesnt get round the problem of extra drag due to the boundary layers inside the tunnel