Ver la versión completa : Step-less vs. Stepped F1's car nose brief CFD analysis

11/02/2013, 12:39
I exhibit below, a brief report related to the influence of a “step” on the airflow through the nose of a F1's car.

These are both noses (step-less/stepped), imported to the meshing code (Gambit):

The step-less nose:

http://s28.postimg.org/4o4ubqtv1/nomorro2l8dwen.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/i51sum46h/full/)
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The stepped one:

http://s27.postimg.org/mh7g3tuj7/morro2l8bwen.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/ebpe5o6a7/full/)
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They have been used the real length between lines A-A and B-B (925 mm) besides the minimum external dimension (vertical) at the section A-A (275 mm) and the minimum external dimension (vertical) at the section B-B (400mm).

http://s11.postimg.org/i8a2tnjnn/nomorro2l8c6wen.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/n6xl86ngf/full/)
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http://s10.postimg.org/vb5zal7tl/morro2l8bruleswen.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/fponqmvv9/full/)
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It has been set, too, an airflow's speed of 50m/s because, that's the maximum allowed by FIA (2013 Formula One Sporting Regulations) during wind tunnel testing [Rule 22.10].

This is the velocity vectors chart, for the step-less nose:

http://s10.postimg.org/xy3vahsk9/nomorro2l8f4aoazeroa1casedatawen.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/58gzduok5/full/)
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We can see that airflow's speed is growing gradually from the nose tip.

The image before, zoomed:

http://s27.postimg.org/low1wisib/nomorroaoazeroadetailwen.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/yt1m97kjz/full/)
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The velocity vectors chart, for the stepped nose:

http://s9.postimg.org/fp09pspun/morro2l8e6aoazeroacasedatawen.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/yu3izk4ij/full/)
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We are able to notice changes when compared to the previous case.

http://s11.postimg.org/3rwgpxpvn/compnomorromorroaoazeroawen.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/q3u9jbozj/full/)
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In this case, airflow's speed decreases when it is approaching the bottom of the step. After that, airflow's speed, starts to be increased again, reaching the “maximum” at the top of the step.

The step area, zoomed:

http://s13.postimg.org/b2zbuem1j/morroaoazeroadetailwen.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/nudi0wvtf/full/)
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In closing, I let you, a comparative chart of the same nose's area (step-less/stepped):

http://s13.postimg.org/7ra7sl91z/compnomorromorroaoazeroadetailwen.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/so6fx972r/full/)
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I hope you liked it.

Regards, MarleneKberg.