Just_a_fan wrote:THe idea was to introduce and understand the principles of blowing and why it is beneficial. That means looking at all aspects of the science, not just the bits that relate to F1 cars. I think it's a great idea - but instead of having a dig at Cam (apparently a follow on from a dig elsewhere...), how about you bringing something that you think is relevant?
Sorry, I thought, that this is implied in the name of the forum and the subsection of it --> Formula One --> Aerodynamics, chassis & tyres.
And as far as I can tell, he stated that his aim was:
This should help us all better understand the technology and give us insights into why and where the teams use it
Therefore, just posting any random paper which uses the words wing & blowing, may does not to achieve the stated objective.
And you are mistaken, it's not a dig at Cam (I like and respect him a lot), and it's not a follow on from any other thread or discussion.
But it seems that all his admirable enthusiasm get's the better of him at times.
So while this paper is a worthwhile read, as are the other papers he linked to, they are maybe not of the greatest relevance to the subsection of this forum and the topic he would like to understand.
It's easy to arrive at the wrong conclusions if you don't state the "problem" you would like to investigate clearly and define the boundary conditions (nothing to do with boundary layer etc.) you think will apply for your application.
There are perhaps different objectives as to what one would like to achieve by blowing an aircraft wing in a variety of conditions, to what the teams try to achieve on there cars.
Otherwise this thread could get very voluminous, very quickly, if you would like to consider every perceivable combination of sub-, trans- or supersonic flow, wing shapes, angle of attacks, Re numbers etc. etc. etc. - but that's just fine with me.
I just would like to see, that he reads the papers, comments on the specific points of interest and what they mean to the application he has in mind, rather then turn it into a "who can post the most voluminous papers and coolest pictures/diagrams/photos" event.