Air cooled MGU-K

All that has to do with the power train, gearbox, clutch, fuels and lubricants, etc. Generally the mechanical side of Formula One.
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Renault requires an extra 1kg air bottle for cooling their '2016' MGU-K.

What kind of cooling are you going to get from a pressurized air bottle?

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Expansion Cooling

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For how long? Do you think this is a supply that is refilled by an accessory pump after usage?

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Is there anything in the regs preventing them from extracting work from a pressurized container such as cooling bottles and pneumatic spring bottles ?
How much TQ does it make though?

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Mudflap wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:33 pm
Is there anything in the regs preventing them from extracting work from a pressurized container such as cooling bottles and pneumatic spring bottles ?
probably not since the amount of energy you could store is tiny

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hardingfv32 wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:17 pm
Renault requires an extra 1kg air bottle for cooling their '2016' MGU-K.

What kind of cooling are you going to get from a pressurized air bottle?

Brian
It is an expansion tank I think. Closed circuit cooling/heating systems in various applications usually have an expansion tank. Some have bladders that are pressurized by compressed air.