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)
- Fuel Economy Society of Atomative Engineers-Australasia Seminar, 29th May 1980.
Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
- Mitamura, R
- SAKODA, M
- Publication Date: 1980-5
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: 23 p.
- TRT Terms: Aerodynamic lift; Aerodynamics; Aesthetics; Conferences; Design; Drag; Fuel consumption; Noise; Vehicle design; Vehicle performance; Vehicles; Wind
- ITRD Terms: 5492: Aerodynamics; 8525: Conference; 9011: Design (overall design); 232: Fuel consumption; 1255: Vehicle
- Subject Areas: Design; Energy; Environment; Highways; Vehicles and Equipment; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety; I96: Vehicle Operating Costs;
- Accession Number: 00324953
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
- Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
- Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM