Locost aero figures

Anything aero-related (wings, under-trays) etc. Separate from "Wind Management", which deals with protection from wind buffeting.
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Locost aero figures

Post by Midlana1 » 27 Feb 2012, 18:04

The figures in this link are very interested for seeing how air flows over a Lotus Seven/Locost, and to a lessor extent, Midlana. It's useful because it shows us the low pressure between the front wheels and the chassis that Midlana uses for radiator air extraction, high pressure ahead of the rear wheels that Midlana uses for the engine compartment inlet, and the large low pressure region immediately behind the car that Midlana uses to dump hot engine compartment air into.

http://www.locostusa.com/forums/viewtop ... 23&t=13379

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Re: Locost aero figures

Post by Midlana1 » 02 May 2012, 18:00

Here are a few excellent pictures from the above thread

Overall air flow. Notice how a lot of the air enters from the side. My brother confirmed that he gets pretty beat up by the wind hitting the side of his head.
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Airflow around front wheels and tires.
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Air pressure around the front. Where I put the radiator air exits should work out
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Airflow along the centerline. Shows why a rear deck-mounted wing is useless. It has to go up high
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Re: Locost aero figures

Post by bgkast » 07 Oct 2019, 11:39

Since the intercooler in the prototype didn't seem to get sufficient air flow with just the cut-out in front of the rear wheel, what about adding a scoop just in front of the wheel to help direct the airflow in?

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