FLOW FIELD PROPERTIES IN THE VICINITY OF A TRACTOR/SEMITRAILER TRUCK, AND CORRELATIONS WITH THE AERODYNAMIC DISTURBANCE OF AN ADJACENT VEHICLE

Flow field properties were measured at various locations in the vicinity of a tractor/semitrailer truck. The results were expressed as 3 dimensional flow vectors, and as dynamic pressure estimates. The dynamic pressure estimates provided some qualitative understanding of the nature of the flow field. The overall results of changing the truck width from 96 to 102 in. are discussed. The results and effects are consistent with the changes which occur to the disturbing forces and moments on a passenger vehicle, when operating in the vicinity of a truck or bus during an overtaking and passing maneuver.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Systems Technology, Incorporated

    13766 South Hawthorne Boulevard
    Hawthorne, CA  United States  90250

    Federal Highway Administration

    Environmental Design and Control Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, W H
    • Weir, D H
  • Publication Date: 1972-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 55 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094433
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: STI-TR-1016-3 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: FH-11-7570
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1977 12:00AM