Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: The Driver's Seat
Ferrari Life Posts: 489
I have a feeling that this idea might end up at manufacturers as a new wind tunnel idea. Instead of spending stupid amounts of money to create a wind tunnel lab that still has real word accuracy issues. Hell of a lot cheaper to just run power for the computers and lights and environmental equipment and use gas than to run huge turbines as well. The only way to get close to this is to have a rolling road inside the wind tunnel but even then, exhaust gas flows are still not modeled correctly. All the normal ways of mapping air flows by using flowvis, force sensors, air speed sensors and smoke are still there. Only smoke would be difficult but something tells me if you have this type of wind tunnel, you won't need smoke. That can be done elsewhere in a static wind tunnel.
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