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Effect of cross wind on aerodynamic coefficients of ground vehicles.

Malviya, Vihar, Gundala, Naresh and Mishra, Rakesh (2009) Effect of cross wind on aerodynamic coefficients of ground vehicles. In: Proceedings of Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers' Conference 2009: CEARC’09. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, pp. 19-25. ISBN 9781862180857

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    Abstract

    The present work investigates the variation of aerodynamic coefficients with the change in the angle of flow. A mathematical equation has been developed for predicting the aerodynamic coefficients, when a vehicle is subjected to crosswind. A tractor-trailer model has been utilised to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed equations. Flow analysis was carried out using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software. CFD simulations have been carried out on the tractor-trailer model at a wind speed of 25 m/s, for wind angles ranging from 0 to 180. The computational results obtained have been used for comparing the predicted aerodynamic coefficients. This mathematical model developed can be used for various aerodynamic investigations that involve large angles of attack.

    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Aerodynamics, analytical model, coefficient, flow angle, CFD
    Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
    T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
    Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
    School of Computing and Engineering > Automotive Engineering Research Group
    School of Computing and Engineering > Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers' Conference (CEARC)
    School of Computing and Engineering > Pedagogical Research Group
    School of Computing and Engineering > Diagnostic Engineering Research Centre
    School of Computing and Engineering > Diagnostic Engineering Research Centre > Energy, Emissions and the Environment Research Group
    School of Computing and Engineering > Diagnostic Engineering Research Centre > Machinery Condition and Performance Monitoring Research Group
    School of Computing and Engineering > Diagnostic Engineering Research Centre > Measurement System and Signal Processing Research Group
    School of Computing and Engineering > Informatics Research Group
    School of Computing and Engineering > Informatics Research Group > XML, Database and Information Retrieval Research Group
    School of Computing and Engineering > High Performance Computing Research Group
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    Depositing User: Sharon Beastall
    Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2010 10:23
    Last Modified: 16 Dec 2010 09:58
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/6856

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