PRACTICAL ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF TRACTOR/TRAILER AERODYNAMICS
The consumption of diesel fuel by intercity tractor/trailer combinations can be reduced significantly by improving the aerodynamics of the tractor/trailer combination. Theoretical data developed in the University of Maryland Wind Tunnel with 1/8th scale models in reconciled with actual vehicle tests conducted under closely controlled conditions. Reductions in fuel consumption offered by other features and devices are compared with the savings provided by aerodynamic features.
- Conference, Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, 23-27 February 1976, Detroit, Michigan.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- Holmes, H R
- Publication Date: 1976
- Features: Photos; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Aerodynamics; Diesel fuels; Economic factors; Fuel consumption; Intercity transportation; Tractor trailer combinations
- Uncontrolled Terms: Articulated vehicles
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Highways; Motor Carriers; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00132052
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 760103
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM