AERODYNAMIC OF SIX PASSENGER VEHICLES OBTAINED FROM FULL SCALE WIND TUNNEL TESTS

This paper presents the results of aerodynamic measurements made on six full scale vehicles in a large cross section wind tunnel. The vehicles included a sports car, subcompact sedan, intermediate-sized sedan, two vans, and a full-sized station wagon. Criteria for the selection of the wind tunnel facility is described. Aerodynamic data is then presented as non-dimensional lateral and longitudinal coefficients for yaw angles bewteen plus 40 to minus 180 deg. Results are compared to previous model and full scale tests.

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  • Pagination: 17 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00315424
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800142
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM