(KVRC) CAEdevice

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Re: (KVRC) CAEdevice

Post by RicME85 » Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:00 pm

Looks tight between the sidepod and the front wheel pod, how good is airflow?
New sidepod ruls have improved the look of the car dramatically!

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Re: (KVRC) CAEdevice

Post by CAEdevice » Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:05 pm

Yes, it looks much better! The airflow around the side pods is not good enough actually. After the first two races I'm going to modify it in order to gain efficiency.

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Re: (KVRC) CAEdevice

Post by RicME85 » Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:08 pm

I was wondering if that was the case of it it worked like a venturi and sped the air up.
Currently plotting ideas ready to start my 2016 challenger.

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Re: (KVRC) CAEdevice

Post by CAEdevice » Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:28 pm

Last CFD iterations before the first race, and official livery completed.

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Re: (KVRC) CAEdevice

Post by machin » Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:05 pm

Short rear wing endplates and central supports... Presumably you got some benefits from doing this compared to your older configuration.... Interesting...
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Re: (KVRC) CAEdevice

Post by CAEdevice » Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:17 pm

Yes, but the difference is small. The front wheels area is much more critical this year (considering the cooling needs).

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Re: (KVRC) CAEdevice

Post by variante » Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:53 pm

I think we're going to see this car on the podium quite often. An elegant evolution of last year's model.

Unfortunately I cannot try those swan RW supports...my bodywork isn't very suited...

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Re: (KVRC) CAEdevice

Post by CAEdevice » Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:03 pm

variante wrote:I think we're going to see this car on the podium quite often. An elegant evolution of last year's model.

Unfortunately I cannot try those swan RW supports...my bodywork isn't very suited...
I think I would need to increase the DF of about 1000N to reach the podium: I have two days to try, but I think that all the best teams are improving in the meanwhile. At the moment my car has not the same downforce of the last year: the new sidepods (required by the new cooling rules) reduced the efficiency of the front wing.

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Re: (KVRC) CAEdevice

Post by CAEdevice » Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:34 pm

The car for Race 01-2016

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Re: (KVRC) CAEdevice

Post by AratzH » Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:36 pm

Nice looking. Those front winglets are intriguing...
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Re: (KVRC) CAEdevice

Post by machin » Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:19 pm

Hhhmm... Interesting indeed... Without any form of end plate they must generate some strong vortices....???
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Re: (KVRC) CAEdevice

Post by CAEdevice » Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:26 pm

Honestly the vortices are not working as I wanted (I still have flow detachement above the sidepods: I hope to fix it for Race 02), but there are some advantages using that winglets :)

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Re: (KVRC) CAEdevice

Post by CAEdevice » Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:28 pm

Here is a better image:

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