Belatti wrote:When you try this it happens that a mod comes and moves your post to a McLaren or Red Bull thread.
Ian P. wrote:To start with ....moveable aerodynamic devices are not permitted. Even if they look like Mass Dampers. Flaps and devices to change cooling airflow would not be allowed. Not sure how the F-Duct knee valve arrangement gets around this but it does.
The purpose of the rear wing is DOWNFORCE, drag is part of the price you pay. Cutting the drag is worthwhile but not at the expense of downforce when you want and need it. Deflecting the air over the wing is pointless. You are effectively moving the wing forward and reducing the pressure on the top of your main downforce creator. Not a good thing to do.
Blown difusers only care about gas velocity not temperature directly. This is a side issue. Blown difusers have been around for ages. Some reasons they fell out of favor are, the fluctuation in downforce (there's that word again) with throttle position (and revs) and the high rpm very short exhaust systems which terminate ahead of the difuser entrance (or exit).
As AN keeps saying, it is all about packaging. My bet is that the RB has a blown difuser because it was a better place to run the exhaust especially with the ultra-low rear bodywork on the RB. Partly a result of the pull-rod suspension.
Tomba wrote:@doopie2you : please try to keep your topics seperate. The Red Bull this has nothing to do with what you are proposing here. Also, I renamed the thread to reflect your idea, a topic title as "What happens when you try this" is pretty useless.
As for your idea, it's interesting but I'm not convinced it is worthwile to research thoroughly. If you take part of the airbox air and push it out upwards somewhere at the top of the shark fin, you will create some turbulence. If may be that this will adversaly affect the rear wing, but I would need a CFD simulation to confirm that.
Basically what teams are trying to do is have an as clean as possible airflow onto the rear wing, and what you're doing MIGHT work the opposite way.
raymondu999 wrote:The airstream, I believe, would act like a wing made of air, and just move it forward. Besides, throwing the air up fast enough in itself would also produce drag/downforce anyways (Newton's 3rd)
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