STUDY OF ROOF SPOILERS ON LORRIES

UNTERSUCHUNG VON DACHSPOILERN AN LKW

EXPERTS FROM THE TECHNISCHE UEBERWACHUNGSVEREIN (TECHNICAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION) HAVE EVALUATED REPRESENTATIVE VEHICLE SPOILER CONFIGURATIONS BY CARRYING OUT EXTENSIVE TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS. AN AERODYNAMICALLY DESIGNED AND WELL-MOUNTED SPOILER CAN SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCE THE AIR RESISTANCE OF LORRIES WHOSE STRUCTURES OR TRAILERS EXCEED THE HEIGHT OF THE DRIVER'S CAB. THIS REDUCTION IN AIR RESISTANCE HAS A NOTABLE EFFECT ON TOTAL RESISTANCE IN THE CASE OF LIGHTWEIGHT VEHICLES, EMPTY VEHICLES AND FAIRLY HIGH SPEEDS, AND LESS EFFECT ON HEAVY, SLOW MOVING VEHICLES.

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: 277-81
  • Serial:
    • TUE
    • Volume: 18
    • Issue Number: 9
    • Publisher: Sicherheit und Zuverlaessigkeit in Wirtschaft
    • ISSN: 0376-1185

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01300437
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 7:51AM