AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF CURRENT COMMERCIAL VEHICLES: A SHORT ANALYSIS CONSEQUENCES ON OCCUPANTS

The report forms part of a programme, sponsored by TRRL, designed to develop a computer program to predict commercial vehicle fuel consumption under typical operating conditions. Based on a series of wind tunnel tests on models, the influence of aerodynamic drag on the efficiency of commercial vehicles travelling at motorway speeds was evaluated. Results of these tests were used as input data for the computer program. Models tested were classified AS Either rigid or articulated vehicles including examples of flat-bed, box container, tipper and tanker vehicle types. Values of drag, side-force and lift coefficients for each model configuration at various yaw angles are tabulated. (TRRL)

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    Cranfield Institute of Technology, England

    College of Aeronautics
    Cranfield, Bedfordshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Garry, K P
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

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  • Accession Number: 00319213
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM