Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Virtual Wind Tunnel: Streamlines U (Air Speed)

The pictures below show the streamlines for the CFD "virtual wind tunnel" simulation of a Kyosho Mini-Z MR03 Mazda 787b 3D model, "racing" at 10 m/s (36 km/h).

In this type of simulation a streamline is the theoretical path that a particle flowing around the vehicle would describe.

There are five different pictures, one for each of the following rear wing configurations: no wing, flat wing, 45 degree wing, gurney flap, scoop wing. 

Both the car and lines are colored according to the air speed. Red represents high air speed (11 m/s) and blue represents low air speed (5 m/s).

No Wing - Air Speed
Flat Wing - Air Speed
45 Degree Wing - Air Speed

Gurney Flap - Air Speed

Scoop Wing - Air Speed

For complete results of the Mini-Z MR-03 CFD "virtual wind tunnel" simulation click here.

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