Approximetly how much is the drag coefficient if orginally the coefficient is 0.02689. I know it depends on aircraft etc but I am only looking a rough estimate.
Cyrus said:As a first order guess, spoilers are a flat plate. But, what outside sources have you consulted?
Spoilers increase the drag coefficient of a vehicle by disrupting the smooth flow of air over its surface. This results in a higher pressure build-up behind the spoiler, which causes an increase in drag.
The average increase in drag coefficient caused by spoilers varies depending on the design and placement of the spoiler, but it can range from 0.01 to 0.04. This may seem small, but even a small increase in drag can have a significant impact on a vehicle's performance and fuel efficiency.
No, spoilers do not always increase drag coefficient. In some cases, spoilers can actually decrease drag by redirecting airflow in a more efficient manner. This is often seen in high-performance vehicles that have been specifically designed with spoilers to improve aerodynamics.
The design and placement of a spoiler can greatly affect the extent to which it increases drag coefficient. Additionally, the shape and size of the vehicle, as well as the speed at which it is traveling, can also impact the amount of drag caused by a spoiler.
Yes, spoilers can be adjusted to minimize their impact on drag coefficient. By adjusting the angle and height of the spoiler, it is possible to find a balance between reducing drag and still providing the desired aerodynamic benefits. However, it is important to note that spoilers will always have some effect on the drag coefficient of a vehicle.