REDUCING FUEL CONSUMPTION BY MEANS OF AREODYNAMIC 'ADD-ON' DEVICES
The scope for reduction of aerodynamic drag of passenger cars by 'add-on' devices has been examined by MIRA in a study sponsored by the U.K. Government. On a car of the popular 'hatch-back' style the drag was reduced by up to 31 per cent by these means without detriment to other aerodynamic characteristics. Fuel consumption tests with a similar car showed that with a combination of 'add-on' devices giving a 14 per cent drag reduction an overall fuel saving of 6 per cent could be obtained in mixed road conditions.
- Work sponsored by the Great Britain Department of Industry. Proceedings of the Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, 23-27 Feb. 1976, Detroit, Michigan.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- CARR, G W
- Publication Date: 1976-2
- Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 10 p.
- TRT Terms: Aerodynamics; Drag; Energy; Fuel consumption; Vehicle design
- Subject Areas: Design; Energy; Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00134715
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #760187
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 22 1976 12:00AM