Explaination of McLaren J-Damper = Inerter

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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Re: Explaination of McLaren J-Damper = Inerter

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Playing Devil's Advocate here- an inerter reacts a force proportional to the difference in acceleration of its two ends, whereas a mass reacts a force proportional to its acceleration. The vertical acceleration of the sprung mass of a road car is essentially zero, or not far off, in most driving maneuvers of interest. So an inerter would mainly act like increasing the unsprung mass, which is a bad move according to one of those shibboleths that litter the world of vehicle dynamics.

So why would F1 cars want to increase resistance to wheel acceleration? Perhaps they don't, perhaps they want to reduce the accelerations of the sprung body, for aero.

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Just_a_fan wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:47 pm
Holy thread revival, Batman! :shock:
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