Due to aerodynamic
lift being very sensitive to car body boundary layer, it is thought that the precision of the simulation results for aerodynamic
lift would be limited by the reasons mentioned above, while the simulation results of aerodynamic
drag usually could meet the request of practice application, testified by the most of cases.
In gasoline vehicles, where the engine and powertrain parts and their cooling modules are usually located under the hood, front-end cooling is one of the major constraints for reducing aerodynamic
drag of the vehicle.
Fuel-Savings from Aerodynamic
Efficiency Improvements for Combination Tractor-Trailers Relative to Vehicle Speed," SAE Int.
As a research project, the vehicle will not be available on the market any time soon, but some of its aerodynamic
features have already been implemented on Volvo Trucks' series-produced vehicles, and more may be fitted in future.
The development of a new aerodynamic
solution like Sabic's thermoplastic roof fairing concept is timely for heavy truck manufacturers and operators in the US.
The sleek vehicle is described as two cars in one an aerodynamics
world champion with a drag coefficient value of 0.
The wing mirrors have been repositioned to the A pillars, to put them closer to the eye line of the driver and reduce aerodynamic
drag, while the trailing edge of the door-mounted radiator channels have been extended to draw more air down through the cavity within the door, and into the engine to aid cooling, it said.
Combined with the aerodynamic
and suspension changes, plus revisions to the traction control system's calibration, the result in straight-line terms is a 0-60mph time of 3.
simulation technology was developed in 2010 to enable air flow around tires to be simulated under the conditions envisaged to be encountered in actual use (i.
WABCO plans to develop aerodynamic
solutions aimed at boosting vehicle efficiency and cutting fuel consumption for trucks, trailers and buses under the OptiFlow brand.
com)-- TransFoil Systems Aerodynamic
Trailer Skirts announced today that it has received independent verification of fuel savings by the U.
The design updates are said to further optimise the new-engine variant's performance and include aft body aerodynamic
improvements, engine installation and flight control and system updates.