THE OPTIMIZATION OF BODY DETAILS--A METHOD FOR REDUCING THE AERODYNAMIC DRAG OF ROAD VEHICLES

In order to make use of the potential of aerodynamics. A procedure called detail optimization has been developed. Representative results achieved with this technique are reported. The step by step drag reduction of several passenger cars is illustrated. The consequent reduction in fuel consumption has been investigated for steady state driving as well as for standardized cycles. /GMRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Hucho, W H
    • Janssen, L J
    • Emmelmann, H J
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145271
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 760185
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM