zac510 wrote:Ciro, are you sure that this problem of the flying car is actually a problem that needs to be fixed?
Development of the Circuit Safety Analysis System (CSAS)
The CSAS is a computer tool which integrates detailed electronic
image maps for the circuits with lap profile data from sensors fitted
to the cars. Further information, regarding the performance of
run-off areas has been collected from real accidents when cars run
off the track. The CSAS tool is used to evaluate and specify the run-off
areas and safety barriers at all Grand Prix circuits.
Car Launching Mechanisms (“Flycar”)
This project aims to fully understand the mechanisms whereby open wheel
cars, especially those used in Formula One, often launch in
the air when they collide. F1 teams Toyota and Red Bull have supplied
carbon suspension parts and Bridgestone will provide F1 tyres
to aid the project.
tomba wrote:As for the flaps, since F1 cars don't have roofs, where would you locate them?
Ciro Pabón wrote:zac510 wrote:Ciro, are you sure that this problem of the flying car is actually a problem that needs to be fixed?
Yes, I am. There is a study on the subject running right now. You can check at FIA site on safety. I quote:
"New research commissioned by the FIA has revealed that the current design of cars running under sportscar and ‘sport prototype’ regulations exhibit aerodynamic characteristics that can cause them to leave the ground and possibly invert, when they run at yaw attitudes greater than approximately ±30º, even at speeds well below their maximum".
mep wrote:I know the tyre walls are now protected by a rubber cover but
if it would be strong enough to prefent the car boring in it
than it would be so hard like a solid wall.
modbaraban wrote:...the Ciro's chicane is called the S-curves (sorry ) ...and the one you drew won't slow the cars down THAT much becasue it as a slower entry and then a FLATOUT line all the way through the complex.
joseff wrote:Does anyone remember one of the proposals years ago to put rollers behind the rear wheels? So that if you hit it with your front wheel, you won't take off.
zac510 wrote:Sportscar and sports prototype refers to ACO LMP1 and LMP2 type cars and possibly some other closed wheel sportscars like DP. I thought you were talking about F1 cars.
ACO made some reasonably large changes to stop flying cars after the Mercedes incidents.
mep wrote:How do you close the lift killer flap when it's once open?
And it would be destroyed when it was once open and the
car felt back to the ground.
... you may find solutions for this but after all does the flap not
protect from flying it only can make a fly shorter.
SoftBatch wrote:Perhaps the tires could be covered by a carbon-Kevlar material like the fuel tanks use. They would also have to use some sort of netting to prevent the tires from flying out of the tire wall, which will protect the drivers from falling tires as well as hopefully cut down on repair time.
The TecPro blocks were followed by four rows of tyres with a gap of 2m in between. In the middle of the tyres, tubes of high density poly-aethylen were inserted. Behind this was a final barrier, which was a special retaining wall supplied by German company Bernd Spengler. With this barrier a 173 kph impact was managed at a deceleration of 65g. A final crash test in 2006 proved to be the culmination of the previous six years work. The trolley was driven at a speed of 187 kph into a barrier made up of only one line of steelarmed TecPro blocks, followed by a 1.2 m gap (shortened to improve efficiency), then six rows of tyres with poly-aethylen inserts and finally a moveable retaining wall. The whole barrier was just four metres deep and the result was stunning. With a deceleration of 55g for the driver, the load was way within acceptable limits.
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