wesley123 wrote:... Where else would you put the electronic systems etc. that would otherwise be located there? ....
-you could rotate the larger of the boxes with the three large connectors so that it 'aligned' with the duct sidewall
-you could mount some of the thinner boxes above the duct in between the side impact tubes. you need height for the diameter of those tubes, so i'd try filling the space between the tubes with electronics.
-i also suspect that if that bluff area were streamlined, the barge boards would look different. i'm starting to suspect that one of the functions of the barge boards is to contain the air backing up on the bluff from going too far outboard.
-looking at that flow vis, i'd also guess that the bluff area flow is detracting from the inlet pressure recovery, i.e., slowing down the intake air.
-yes, i know these things are a total mass of contradictory requirements, but that bluff area still looks like an area for airflow improvement.
are any of you guys running a cfd model of this area?