shelly wrote:But I think that one area some teams have looked at with special attentior this year is radiator angle influence on aero balance.
hardingfv32 wrote:The teams have been using side pod mounted radiators for decades. The flows are well modeled and test in the wind tunnels. I would say they have a clear understanding of what to do with the radiators to get the flows they require to integrate with the rest of the car.
bettonracing wrote:Perhaps the changed flow 'patterns' from the front wing, the square pirellis, and the increased demand for airflow around/ under the sidepods to the rear of the car, are screwing with their understanding...
hardingfv32 wrote:Maybe something different is available with the radiator construction. Say fins that are at angles to the normal radiator axis.
Crucial_Xtreme on 19 April wrote:... Back to Ferrari, rumor is they will change the vertical radiator position, although it doesn't seem to effect the Sauber.
shelly wrote:If we model the radiator as a porous jump, we see that flow passing through it exerts a force on it which is roughly normal to the radiator face: this is an aerodynamic force acting on the car, which can represented in terms of lift, drag and moment.
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