LVDH wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 19, 2023 4:03 pm
I am surprised that it is so quiet over here. I would have expected a lot of whining because of the "revealing" CFD images.
So next race, we see the floors?
I am genuinely interested to know what you find so "revealing" about these CFD pictures. The only thing I can think of is the ride height of each car, which has already been discussed (HRT2.0 finding out he was running higher than the others for example) and used to be a parameter reported in the results table (pre-2022). In any case, if you have seen something worth sparking an interesting conversation, you should absolutely mention it.
CAEdevice wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 20, 2023 3:12 pm
In my opinion is almost impossibile to simple copy, but considering that in reality everyone studies the geometry of others closely, I find it right to publish images that are more revealing than those of the renderings. It is different for the CFD results, which I would not publish or publish partially, as is actually done.
I disagree slightly here. For example, if you post the rendering pictures of the floors, anyone who wishes to copy will copy my floor because I'm leading the championship. He or she doesn't need to see CFD images to make that decision. So I'd say if we are going to reveal the floors we might as well do it with CFD pictures to spark a more interesting conversation.
But I also agree with the point of not showing too much so that it doesn't become a copying exercise, and that there is probably a middle ground to be found.
That's why I keep saying that I find pictures of the flowfield more interesting. An X-slice behind the car (as were posted last year) or in front of the floor would show how the flowfield around each car looks like without giving away the geometrical secrets on how to achieve it.