Systematic approach to analyzing and reducing aerodynamic drag of heavy vehicles

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This paper presents an approach for reducing aerodynamic drag of heavy vehicles by systematically analyzing trailer components using existing computational tools and moving on to the analyses of integrated tractor-trailers using advanced computational tools. Experimental verification and validation are also an important part of this approach. The project is currently in the development phase while we are in the process of constructing a Multi-Year Program Plan. Projects I and 2 as described in this paper are the anticipated project direction. Also included are results from past and current related activities by the project participants which demonstrate the analysis approach.

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McCallen, R.; Browand, F.; Leonard, A. & Rutledge, W. September 16, 1997.

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This paper presents an approach for reducing aerodynamic drag of heavy vehicles by systematically analyzing trailer components using existing computational tools and moving on to the analyses of integrated tractor-trailers using advanced computational tools. Experimental verification and validation are also an important part of this approach. The project is currently in the development phase while we are in the process of constructing a Multi-Year Program Plan. Projects I and 2 as described in this paper are the anticipated project direction. Also included are results from past and current related activities by the project participants which demonstrate the analysis approach.

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16 p.

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  • Annual automotive technology development customers` coordination meeting, Dearborn, MI (United States), 27-30 Oct 1997

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  • Other: DE98051371
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--128509
  • Report No.: CONF-971089--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 639137
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc696445

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McCallen, R.; Browand, F.; Leonard, A. & Rutledge, W. Systematic approach to analyzing and reducing aerodynamic drag of heavy vehicles, article, September 16, 1997; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc696445/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.