MIKEY_! wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 15, 2023 1:54 am
AR3-GP wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 14, 2023 1:50 pm
All areas mentioned in this Article will be measured on the untrimmed Rear Bodywork
This is at the end of Article 3.7.6 but I agree with you that this can be rather ambiguous depending on how the surfaces are created in the CAD model.
Looking at the Ferrari, these apertures tend to be planar:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Fo7TD2lWcAI ... ame=medium
I'm not sure I fully understand. Do you mean planar to the bodywork surface before the apertures are defined? Does that mean they define the sidepod surface, and then define the 2D area on that surface where they want to circumvent the minimum radius rules?
I must be missing something, because some of these louvres areas look a lot bigger than 150,000mm^2 (about 387mm x 387mm), especially last year's sauber.
I thought I replied at some point, but article 3.7.1 to 3.7.5 require you to draw a closed, untrimmed, rear bodywork surface. So basically what you said in your post here is correct:
Does that mean they define the sidepod surface, and then define the 2D area on that surface where they want to circumvent the minimum radius rules?
Only then are these louver cut outs permitted and the surface area attributed to them is simply the measurement from the CAD model. To make the cut outs in CAD, they are probably using 2D extrusions to intersect the side pod. Then this interior intersection area is the area which is regulated.
I was incorrect previously. These are not planar surfaces. The surface is the untrimmed bodywork which contains curvature.