This paper highlights the results of a program to study the effects of truck aerodynamics, splash, and spray. The emphasis has been on devices fixed to trucks which can modify the air flow properties around the truck and reduce the formation and propagation of splash and spray as experienced by adjacent motorists. Such devices have been conceptualized, developed as prototypes, and tested under full scale and over the road conditions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the SAE Congress and Exposition, Detroit, 25-29 February 1980. Subcontracted to AeroVironment, Inc., Western Highway Institute and Voorhees (Alan M) and Associates, Inc.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Weir, D H
  • Publication Date: 1980-2

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00315483
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800529, HS-030 116
  • Contract Numbers: FH-11-9165
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1983 12:00AM