gixxer_drew wrote:Now if the boundary layer buildup exceeds what you calculate it to be (and this happens ALL the time) you kind of scratch your head, but depending on budgets and time you pursue what you must to get a car ready and performing at the best you can with the tools and money you have. Especially when you have a rolling floor, everyone thinks that fixes everything.
Someone I really look up to once told me that you never really understand the car until you designed and tested the wind tunnel as well.
If your CFD and your tunnel data don't converge, what do you trust? A mathematical system designed around giving the same results as a wind tunnel or a wind tunnel?
Nobody else copied it, it only worked in one tunnel. Might explain their car's performance if it were true. DId that feature appear on the new car after they pulled out?
In my vivid imagination F1 tunnels are so amazing they always give perfect values but reality may be a bit different. ;)
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