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Old   March 21, 2011, 22:20
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hello sir
whether original model car and scaled down model cd value will be same or different?
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original honda accord car cd value 0.3 and scaled down 1:14 model will have same cd or different?
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Old   March 22, 2011, 09:43
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There will be a scaling effect with Reynolds number.

To obtain the same Cd you will have to alter other parameters to obtain the same Reynolds number as your full scale case.
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hello sir
whether original model car and scaled down model cd value will be same or different?
i.e
original honda accord car cd value 0.3 and scaled down 1:14 model will have same cd or different?

Same...since it was "coefficient"
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Old   April 19, 2011, 14:01
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Same...since it was "coefficient"
yuppp...it shld be same ! ! !
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Old   April 19, 2011, 15:35
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The coefficient of drag will only be the same if the Reynolds number is the same. Any difference due to different Reynolds number will be a function of geometry. I expect less difference for boxy cars than streamlined cars.
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