AN ANALYTICAL PROCEDURE FOR CALCULATING THE AERODYNAMIC PERFORMANCE OF VEHICLES TRAVELING IN TUNNELS

A numerical method is presented for determining aerodynamic drag and power requirements of a vehicle operating in a tunnel. The theory and numerical techniques used are discussed in detail. Low vehicle speed (.100 m.p.h.) results are presented and shown to compare favorably with experimental and other theoretical data. High speed results for operation in long tunnels over a range of tunnel/vehicle geometries are also given. These results can be used for preliminary design applications.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    Westgate Research Park
    McLean, VA  USA  22101
  • Authors:
    • Strom, C R
  • Publication Date: 1972-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 140 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047570
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MTR86200 Tech Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-7-35248
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1973 12:00AM