AN EVALUATION OF TRUCK AERODYNAMIC DRAG REDUCTION DEVICES AND TESTS

The purpose of this report is to provide a listing of aerodynamic drag reduction techniques, tests and computer simulators relating to fuel reduction in the trucking industry, to provide an evaluation of the usefulness of the information to the industry, and to formulate recommendations as to activities which will accelerate the acceptance of these energy conservation approaches for follow-on programs. The data presented and the subsequent evaluation are based on information provided by respondents. The limited information obtained appears reasonable, and should contribute to the general appreciation and acceptance of the aerodynamic drag reduction devices. The survey data demonstrate that significant fuel savings are achievable through the use of add-on aerodynamic drag reduction devices. An even greater potential is new truck front-end designs.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Innocept, Incorporated

    Dallas, TX  United States 

    National Science Foundation

    Advanced Energy Research and Technology Division
    Washington, DC  United States  20550
  • Authors:
    • Brunow, C L
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 168 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093147
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSF/RA/N-75/040
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1976 12:00AM