REMARKS PRESENTED AT AN OPEN FORUM DISCUSSION: SYMPOSIUM ON APPLIED MECHANICS IN ENERGY INDUSTRIES

To summarize, the mechanics of the loading and stressing of ways was cited as an area in which better analytical models could serve to provide some headway in what otherwise appears to be a losing battle. It was noted that although weight reductions in all forms of transport vehicles produce benefits in fuel economy, it is primarily the personal automobile that offers significant gains in this regard. The applied mechanics knowhow required to achieve weight reductions in the motor car while simultaneously satisfying strength, stiffness, and freedom-from-vibration requirements appears to be reasonably well in hand. On the other hand, the means for minimizing the drag of bluff bodies exposed to an asymmetric flow remains to be established. To the extent that progress can be achieved in improving our understanding of the flow around bluff bodies located in the immediate vicinity of a solid halfspace, we can anticipate that it shall be possible to reduce the amount of energy currently being expended to move people and goods.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Winter Annual Meeting, ASME 30-Nov.-5 Dec. 1975, Houston, Texas.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Three Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • SEGEL, L
  • Publication Date: 1975-12-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141008
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM