Basically yes! Coupled of course to the simple geometry that resides below the detonation at TDC, or thereabouts. All detonations are measured in distance per second, confined or not. With the brakes applied the front contact patches react to the vibration and produce heat through agitation. The driver doesn’t feel anything, which is likely why Russell complained brake magic wasn’t working, Bahrain.Airshifter wrote: ↑Mon Feb 21, 2022 8:41 pmShow your stating that a change in the engine burn characteristics is what heats the tires through the vibration transmission through the car?Slo Poke wrote: ↑Mon Feb 21, 2022 4:48 pmBassVirolla:
BassVirolla you’ve made old Slo Poke feel like an admonished child, whatever were you thinking asking for goodies in such a way?
As for you Basti313 you did at least have the manners to include the word Please in your request.
So! Brake Magic...
Back in early two thousand thirteen, Mercedes were as busy as you like destroying the rubber on the rear axle of their car. During which time the acquisition of Pole positions was a basic normality, which other teams didn’t seem to mind too much about because two or three laps into the actual race their cars overheated the rear tyres and they became easily passable. So far! We are all in agreement, right. Now Mercedes Brackely, I hate to have to admit, are not fools so I took it for granted that the rear wheels were attached to the car in a right and correct way and what with Hamilton being, at that point in time, a driver I’d cathartically chosen to assist along since the death of my Mother, I sat to give the Mercedes problem some thought. That decision led to a letter being sent in to Brackely explaining what was happening. That happened about a week and a half before the Barcelona race, after which Mercedes hung around afterwards and conducted the so-called illegal tyre test. It’s widely referred to as that but in actual fact it was an engine test. One car would have been fitted with an adapted engine to burn oil and the other car would have been their normal race engine. As advised the tyre condition on the adapted engine, obviously I’d say, displayed much improved tyre wear characteristics. Hence the saga of oil burning. Some teams quite frankly didn’t understand what they were doing, Ferrari being one such team at the time, whilst RedBull failed to even bother themselves with it. In fact RedBull only learnt what was what during 2021 as they openly admitted as much.
So anyway! Oil burning simply slows the burn or detonation time down and as such the crankshaft has just slightly more time to move sideways away from the line of decent of the piston above it. As it then reaches the three o’clock position it becomes more aligned with the speed of the descending piston, which in itself marks the end of a torque-spike. That torque-spike is then followed by five more as regular as clockwork, which leads to a buildup or culmination of heat on the surface of the tyre tread. (Without the letter to Brackely Mercedes were on the brink of having the mat being pulled from beneath them, or so I believe.)
Actual Brake Magic itself is merely the transmission of rotational vibration caused by the above, being transmitted through the chassis to the front wheels, or contact patch to be exact. Additives are used these days instead of oil and I very strongly believe the so-called sexy bulges are how these additives are curtailed for brake magic benefit and induced to the engine for tyre preservation purposes during the race.
Obviously I don’t know the exact details of how things are done as I’ve not been anywhere near RedBull or Mercedes and they haven’t been anywhere, in any shape or form, near me.
I Sincerely hope that helps anyone that cares to read it. At the very least, it’s something to mock, sneer and jeer at or perhaps ridicule or maybe even plagiarise.