AERODYNAMICS OF ROAD AND RAIL VEHICLES

The technical state-of-the-art of aerodynamics of ground transportation vehicles is reviewed. Currently available theoretical calculation methods and experimental simulation techniques as well as typical results illustrating the impact of aerodynamics on vehicle performance and running characteristics are summarized, and the interactions between vehicle system dynamics and aerodynamics are addressed. Correlation of theoretical and experimental data show the present potential of vehicle aerodynamics and point to fields in which further research work is necessary.(a)

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    Swets & Zeitlinger

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  • Authors:
    • Ahmed, S R
    • Gawthorpe, R G
    • MacKrodt, P A
  • Publication Date: 1985-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 319-392
  • Serial:
    • Vehicle System Dynamics
    • Volume: 14
    • Issue Number: 4-6
    • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    • ISSN: 0042-3114
    • EISSN: 1744-5159

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00455295
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 165
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1986 12:00AM