|10-06-2011 06:27 PM|
|mmmoose||I wonder if Mazda removed the unicorn vortex spike thingy from the 2010 happyface Mazda3 due to cost cutting measures...|
|10-06-2011 04:05 PM|
Damn, and I always thought it was so the Evo 8 could double as a salad shooter at high speed, just hit the gas and toss a head of lettuce on your roof!
Good paper link!
Another cool example of vortex generation is the intake on the Mazda Furai concept car. It had a spike sticking up off the roof which generated vortices and funneled them directly into the intake!
"The sharp element you see protruding from the roof is called an Air Fang, and was designed by the guys at Swift to optimize ram air induction. The air split by the Air Fang creates vortices which force air down into the intake. "
|10-06-2011 03:31 PM|
Oh god, please tell me Pep Boys isn't selling those things in chrome with 3M tape application. I'm afraid to even look online...
EDIT: too late, I caved into my curiosity. Link.
|10-06-2011 02:42 PM|
|azdamay||And it makes them lame, but I believe you already stated you liked the car MINUS the stick on doodads.|
|10-06-2011 02:37 PM|
|10-06-2011 02:09 PM|
|SkyPilot||^those were added by the owner.|
|10-06-2011 01:10 PM|
Found a vortex generator on a Kia Forte Koup today. Things freakin' clean. I lurve it...apart from the vortex generators...
|10-06-2011 12:00 PM|
If anything it would create AC lol
|10-06-2011 10:17 AM|
In the paper, you read from the findings that the generators reduce drag and increase downforce, by delaying flow seperation, and increasing the velocity profile over the wing. The CFD profile plot on page 5 really says it all.
The VG's were sized specifically for this unique application (evo 8) and are most effective with the rear wing.
|10-06-2011 09:51 AM|
|mmmoose||Because racecar!!! That's all you need to know.|
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