AERODYNAMICS IN VEHICLE DESIGN

Aerodynamic aspect of modern vehicle design has shown remarkable progress due to its contribution to performance, fuel economy and aesthetics. This tendency continues to place aerodynamics as an important means of achieving better fuel economy and more comfortable driving. This presentation deals with those contributions and the impact on vehicle design in view of current situations which support aerodynamics as a major design technology. First part of the presentation provides theoretical background of aerodynamic contribution to vehicle performance and fuel economy, later followed by vehicle morphology indicating the close relation between configurations and aerodynamics in conjunction with their functional requirement. After that, some details of achieving aerodynamic targets are presented in the area of drag, lift, wind noise and wiper behaviour (a). (TRRL)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Fuel Economy Society of Atomative Engineers-Australasia Seminar, 29th May 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    191 Royal Parade
    Parkville, Victoria 3052,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Mitamura, R
    • SAKODA, M
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324953
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM