Aerodynamic Analysis of Electric Passenger Car Using Wind Turbine Concept at Front End

Electric passenger car with floor battery usually have its front boot space empty and the space is used as additional luggage storage. This space can be utilized to capture the wind energy and generate electricity. Based on this, the objective of this work is to perform an aerodynamic analysis of an electric passenger car using wind turbine placed at the front. Initially the aerodynamic analysis of a basic electric car model is performed and further simulated using wind turbines and aerodynamic add-on-devices. The simulation is carried-out using ANSYS Fluent tool. Based on the simulation result, scaled down optimized model is fabricated and tested in wind tunnel for validation. The result shows reduction of drag coefficient by 5.9%.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission of SAE International.
  • Authors:
    • Mendiratta, Snehil
    • Sharma, Sugat
    • Agrewale, Mohammad Rafiq
    • Vora, Kamalkishore
  • Conference:
    • NuGen Summit
    • Location: Manesar , India
    • Date: 2019-11-27 to 2019-11-29
  • Publication Date: 2019-11-21


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  • Accession Number: 01743377
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: SAE International
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 2019-28-2396
  • Files: TRIS, SAE
  • Created Date: May 4 2020 3:19PM