M840TR wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:20 am
trinidefender wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:51 pm
M840TR wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:23 pm
It's detrimental because it blocks air to the undercut/diffuser. Although it's unclear at this point if it's for driver or battery cooling, even if it is the former, the ideal location would be on top of the monocoque like Mercedes. If you have photos of any other car on the grid with a similar located duct please do share.
1. There is a thick boundary layer there of slow moving high pressure air there below the chassis. This is the perfect place to put an inlet. The slow moving boundary layer is almost useless for aerodynamic uses as far as generating downforce.
2. All the other teams including red bull have vents below the chassis for cooling vents.
But ya know, I'm sure you know more than all the aerodynamicists on these teams.
Thanks for clarifying.
Although the Redbull ducts are on the sides not underneath. Why do you think is that?
Could be a number of reasons.
- ease of routing the cooling airflow to the parts or driver as necessary
- a localised are of high pressure air (shown for example on the outside and above the turning vanes
- by making them part of the turning vane you minimise the extra bodywork needed for the intake
Also note that they have NACA style intakes right below the top of the nose. Following previous logic this would be the worst place to put them. I myself can't imagine why they would put them there, but then again these aerodynamicists would have done it for a reason.
McLaren also has a different nose with lots of bodywork right in front the ducts. This extra bodywork will increase the boundary layer. A duct can help an aerodynamicist get rid of it.