THE AERODYNAMICS OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLES, MEASURES FOR FUEL ECONOMY

DIE AERODYNAMIK DES NUTZFAHRZEUGES, MASSNAHMEN ZUR KRAFTSTOFFEINSPARUNG

Efforts to improve the aerodynamics of vehicles are some of the effects of the many-sided activities aimed at the most economical possible use of energy resources. With the aid of illustrations the author compares the air resistance ranges of various vehicle shapes, he finds the range of the angle of attack and gives a survey of structural configurations in long distance traffic and their influence on the aerodynamic resistance coefficients. The report also covers the aerodynamic resistance improvements obtained by driving in convoys and the fuel economy obtained by the erection of aerodynamic baffles. (TRRL)

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  • Authors:
    • GOETZ, H
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00309298
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report No 31
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM