I could not found ClA number or downforce number on this year's F1 in any news.yamahasho wrote: ↑Thu Oct 27, 2022 5:55 pmSo 2800 lbs of downforce at 134mph, not bad, any article that compares any numbers to a wind tunnel and more importantly an actual circuit test.Latios wrote: ↑Thu Oct 27, 2022 5:11 pmDownforce = ClA (i.e. Coefficient * refrence area) * dynamic pressure of far fieldyamahasho wrote: ↑Wed Oct 26, 2022 3:54 pmGreat work,
For those, including myself, that don't know how to go from the coefficients to actual downforce what is the total downforce at various speeds? 7k-10k of downforce? Any stalling images?
Funny how the whole car looks like a big wing from the bottom, top and side but the front nose appears to be doing nothing, it's probably a spec part where no shapes are allowed.
= ClA * 0.5* rho *v^2
In my simulation, rho = 1.185 kg/m^3, v=60m/s
so ClA=1 means downforce = 2133 N
so my ClA 5.84 = 12456 N when 60m/s
What is the purpose of vortices, is it just to seal the floor or do they have other benefits?
Do you have a CFD when the car begins to propoise?
Vortices can help to stabilize floor, and influence flow direction around it, and it self is a low pressure structure.
My simulation is just steady flow due to my PC's ablity, so didn't simulate the dynamic propoise process.