I'm having massive difficulty exporting properly coordinated geometry out of solidworks. Currently I'm hand tuning all final positioning in paraview, not very effective.CAEdevice wrote:As Machin wrote I have doubts about the center of coordinates, but from the chatrs, I wuold try a more aggressive front wing and a bigger angle of attack for the rear diffuser. For the first 2 races, even 1500N of drag would be accetable, for the last three (efficiency races) 1000N is ok (excpet for my car that has a completely different design concept, where maximum efficiency is reached with more drag than the average).
For sure I'll make an appearance. Just need to make sure it's the one I can winCAEdevice wrote:Any chance to see it racing for the next race?
CAEdevice wrote:I have good news: now multicore works perfectly (Julien switched to a different OF porting).
About coooling: the new rules improved very much realism and the design is much more interesting from my point of view. The cooling options are only two and, compared to 2015, the rules are quite simple.
No cooling meeded on future cars? Well, are the thermodynamics laws going to change?
Seriously: I liked your car and it would be great to see it racing.
How soon will that be? Right now most race cars are getting smaller turbo charged high efficiency engines.SR71 wrote:... so it's a bit ridiculous to sacrifice aero research and development for cooling simulation (something that will soon be dead).
LVDH wrote:How soon will that be? Right now most race cars are getting smaller turbo charged high efficiency engines.SR71 wrote:... so it's a bit ridiculous to sacrifice aero research and development for cooling simulation (something that will soon be dead).
High efficiency creates higher temperatures for reasons every thermal dynamics book will explain within the first two chapters. So right here we already have higher demands on cooling.
Turbo charged engines need charger air cooling. This is another big heat exchanger, or as you can see on the Mercedes F1 even two.
Then cooling electronics and batteries of the electric propulsion system does not seem to be a big thing but from what I know it is important to keep the battery in the sweet spot for optimal performance.
So I do not see how cooling is currently loosing its importance, rather the opposite.
I am pretty sure that MantiumRAY messed up cooling for the next race. Yet, the car was submitted.CAEdevice wrote: Anyway: cooling added realism and made the design more interesting in KVRC, but a good project in 2015 is still winning in 2016 (with advanced cooling). See MantiumRay for example.