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    on your 99 car from 2002, what were you doing with your sidepods? I found one picture on your website that I could see pavement through the (driver's) left pod, never seen a better view of the right one. Those seem to be the design that we may try this year, as historically our team hasn't done too much body design/work...
    How did those work for you? I see that this past year you changed to the low, more forward mounted pods that so many teams run, is there a reason for that that isn't top secret?

    Thanks!


    -Luke Thompson
    Vandals Racing 2003-04
    University of Idaho

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    Thanks for replying Richard We've got our preliminary cooling design wrapped up, and looks like there's a good chance we'll be doing the conventional sidepods (woohoo, I get to do bodywork!).
    At HPV competition last year, I saw lots of people using FLUENT for their aerodynamics, but we looked into that, and that $2450 price tag for an academic seat is just a little too spendy. We've got Algor, but few people really know how to run it. Will have to look into flowworks.


    -Luke Thompson
    Vandals Racing 2003-04
    University of Idaho
    -Luke Thompson
    Vandals Racing 2003-04
    University of Idaho

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    on your 99 car from 2002, what were you doing with your sidepods? I found one picture on your website that I could see pavement through the (driver's) left pod, never seen a better view of the right one. Those seem to be the design that we may try this year, as historically our team hasn't done too much body design/work...
    How did those work for you? I see that this past year you changed to the low, more forward mounted pods that so many teams run, is there a reason for that that isn't top secret?

    Thanks!


    -Luke Thompson
    Vandals Racing 2003-04
    University of Idaho
    -Luke Thompson
    Vandals Racing 2003-04
    University of Idaho

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    Oops, missed this post for quite some time.

    The UV02 (car 99) pods weren't really fuctional, and were a last minute addition. In fact, we had to nix them in order to have a bigger radiator during our summer testing. I really don't think they were worth while, but we felt we needed them to make it a race car.



    On UV03 (2003) the pods were functional and a whole lot nicer IMHO.



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    Richard,
    Thanks for the info! I'll definitely check it out.

    Regards,
    Andy
    Andrew Brewer
    Lobo Motorsports 2003-2004
    University of New Mexico

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    That particular program was flowworks, a solidworks plugin. Its quite intuitive and very fast in the world of CFD. That particular image and test was done for more of a sponsor/department eye candy shot, than to gather any meaningful data.

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    In my limited experience, it is definately worth the time and effort to learn Algor, as its a very good program and pretty easy to use too.

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    What program are you using for your flow analysis Richard, if you don't mind me asking?

    Thanks,

    Andrew Brewer
    Formula SAE Racing Lobos
    University of New Mexico

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    Andrew Brewer
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