REDUCTION OF ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN HIGH-SPEED GROUND TRANSPORTATION

The propulsion energy demands of land vehicles may be reduced significantly, at speeds at which aerodynamic forces are an important component of the drag, through a mechanism resembling some that have been considered in the past in connection with aeronautical applications: a mechamism combining boundary layer control with the utilization of boundary layer air in the generation of thrust. The feasibility and potential advantages of this mode of propulsion appear to be far greater in land than in air transportation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning Transport Associates, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 4824, Duke Station
    Durham, NC  USA  27706
  • Authors:
    • Foa, J V
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

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  • Accession Number: 00132945
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM