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Forum: Aerodynamics 11-26-2007, 01:49 PM
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Posted By Mighty Mira
Thinking about it some more... aren't VGs and...

Thinking about it some more... aren't VGs and turbulators separate things? i.e. you'd use VGs if you are generating large vortexes at the corners of the car (e.g. back of a BMW). In something a bit...
Forum: Aerodynamics 11-25-2007, 01:51 PM
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Posted By Mighty Mira
From what I can see (from the picture of the...

From what I can see (from the picture of the sphere with boundary layer tripping), there is still a minimum angle that must be maintained or the flow will still separate. i.e., no turbulator is going...
Forum: Aerodynamics 11-23-2007, 12:12 PM
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Posted By Mighty Mira
Go with some sort of thick tape, and cut it in a...

Go with some sort of thick tape, and cut it in a zigzag pattern as per here. (https://pagesperso-orange.fr/scherrer/matthieu/aero/nimbus4e.html) I'm guessing that a material store will have these...
Forum: Aerodynamics 11-22-2007, 04:58 PM
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Posted By Mighty Mira
I'm referring to the area of suction behind (the...

I'm referring to the area of suction behind (the area below boundary layer separation) as "wake". Probably the wrong choice of words.

My understanding is that with the sphere and the trip wire,...
Forum: Aerodynamics 11-11-2007, 03:03 AM
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Posted By Mighty Mira
One thing I have to wonder... if vortex...

One thing I have to wonder... if vortex generators are so great, why aren't they on the back of the insight, the prius, the UFE-III, the VW 1 litre car, etc. etc? I know length is a constraint, but...
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