Evaluation of the fuel-conservation potential of truck aerodynamic-drag-reduction devices

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A study of commercially available and prototype aerodynamic drag reduction devices which can be retrofitted onto this nation's trucks to achieve significant fuel savings by 1980 was conducted. The results of the study are presented in seven sections. An overview of the basic study results is given in the Summary Section, and a brief introduction to the general nature of the truck drag problem and the study scope is contained in Section 1. Section 2 provides a more detailed discussion of the aerodynamic drag problem and the characteristics of specific retrofit aerodynamic drag reduction devices which are in the production ... continued below

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Creator: Unknown. June 30, 1976.

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A study of commercially available and prototype aerodynamic drag reduction devices which can be retrofitted onto this nation's trucks to achieve significant fuel savings by 1980 was conducted. The results of the study are presented in seven sections. An overview of the basic study results is given in the Summary Section, and a brief introduction to the general nature of the truck drag problem and the study scope is contained in Section 1. Section 2 provides a more detailed discussion of the aerodynamic drag problem and the characteristics of specific retrofit aerodynamic drag reduction devices which are in the production or prototype status. The results of a survey of fleet owners utilizing aerodynamic drag reduction devices and their experience with regard to fuel savings and operational factors are given in Section 3. Section 4 contains the results of economic analyses made to determine the cost-benefit effects of drag reduction devices. An analysis of the US truck population to which such drag reduction devices may be applicable and the fuel savings potential attendant to their use is given in Section 5. The significant elements of a program structured to encourage the utilization of aerodynamic drag reduction devices on trucks are defined in Section 6.

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NTIS, PC A04/MF A01.

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  • Report No.: ATR-76(7390)-1
  • Grant Number: AT03-76SF76003
  • DOI: 10.2172/6209980 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6209980
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1107306

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Evaluation of the fuel-conservation potential of truck aerodynamic-drag-reduction devices, report, June 30, 1976; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1107306/: accessed November 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.