AIR RESISTANCE OF AUTOMOBILES

AFTER A BRIEF REVIEW OF THE MATHEMATICAL THEORY OF THE RESISTANCE OF A FLAT PLATE TO A CURRENT OF MOVING AIR, AND REFERENCE TO THREE PREVIOUS SERIES OF AIR RESISTANCE MEASUREMENTS, A DESCRIPTION IS GIVEN OF THE EXPERIMENTS ON DETERMINATION OF AIR RESISTANCE BY COASTING DOWN A HILL OF UNIFORM GRADE CONDUCTED AT YALE UNIVERSITY DURING 1928. THE COASTING TESTS REPORTED SEEM TO INDICATE THAT EACH TYPE OF CAR BODY HAS ITS OWN CHARACTERISTIC COEFFICIENT IN THE AIR RESISTANCE FORMULA AND THAT EACH ROAD MAY HAVE ITS INFLUENCE IN MODIFYING THE AIR RESISTANCE.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 8, pp 142-153, 6 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Lockwood, E H
    • Lay, W E
  • Publication Date: 1929

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 13-14, 1928
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00223289
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 18 1971 12:00AM