Disc Cooling

A good source of cooling air should be supplied preferably through the upright to the disc throat. A typical venting cross section of 100cm² (16in²) is usually sufficient. The pick up should preferably be in an area of clean high pressure air flow and the ducting should be arranged to avoid sharp bends or changes in section which may choke the air flow.


Careful design of the Mounting Bell is important in achieving effective disc cooling and avoiding problems. Typically 80% of the airflow should be directed up the disc vents and 10% up each face of the disc. This ratio can vary considerably in practice but it is important that both disc faces are cooled equally by adjusting the air gaps. Unequal face temperatures can lead to disc distortion and a long pedal.  
Lightening holes in the bells should be avoided as available cooling air can be lost without cooling the disc.