The International Vehicle Aerodynamics Conference

The International Vehicle Aerodynamics Conference

1st Edition - October 20, 2014

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  • Author: The Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081002452

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Aerodynamics has never been more central to the development of cars, commercial vehicles, motorbikes, trains and human powered vehicles, driven by the need for efficiency: reducing carbon dioxide emissions, reducing fuel consumption, increasing range and alleviating problems associated with traffic congestion. Reducing vehicle weight makes it more challenging to ensure that they are stable and handle well over a wide range of environmental conditions.  Lighter structures are also more vulnerable to aerodynamically induced vibration.  Alongside this, customers demand an environment that is quiet, comfortable and maintains their vision of the world around them in all weathers. These aims must be met by designing vehicles that engage customers emotionally, promoting the brand values of manufacturers and operators.  This can only be done by collaboration between designers and aerodynamicists.

Key Features

  • Examine the latest developments in vehicle aerodynamic development
  • Explore opportunities to network and share experiences around different areas
  • Focus on future challenges and the engineering knowledge and technology required to resolve them
  • Discuss other areas of development including handling and stability, tyre aerodynamics and modelling, aeroacoustics and fluid structure interaction

Readership

IMechE members, Students, Teachers, Researchers and Professionals studying aerodynamics

Table of Contents

    • Real World Conditions
      • Real world drag coefficient – is it wind averaged drag?
        • ABSTRACT
        • 1 INTRODUCTION
        • 2 NOTATION
        • 3 WIND TUNNEL TEST RESULTS
        • 4 WIND AVERAGED DRAG METHODS
        • 5 WIND AVERAGED DRAG RESULTS
        • 6 DISCUSSION
        • 7 CONCLUSIONS
        • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
        • APPENDICES
        • Appendix 1 MIRA Method
        • Appendix 2 SAE J1252 Method
        • Appendix 3 TRRL Method
        • Appendix 4 MIRA Method Worked Example
      • Aerodynamic drag in a windy environment
        • ABSTRACT
        • 2 INTRODUCTION
        • 3 SIMULATION
        • 4 RESULTS
        • 5 DISCUSSION
        • 6 CONCLUSIONS
      • Experimental investigation of aerodynamic effects during overtaking and passing maneuvers
        • ABSTRACT
        • 1 INTRODUCTION
        • 2 EXPERIMENTAL SETUP
        • 3 EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS
        • 4 CONCLUSION AND FUTURE OUTLOOK
        • 5 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
      • Experiments on the influence of yaw on the aerodynamic behaviour of realistic car geometries
        • ABSTRACT
        • 1 INTRODUCTION
        • 2 EXPERIMENTAL SETUP
        • 3 RESULTS
        • CONCLUSIONS
    • Flow Structures
      • Investigation of three-dimensional flow separation patterns and surface pressure gradients on a notchback vehicle
        • ABSTRACT
        • 1 INTRODUCTION
        • 2 TOPOLOGICAL THEORY
        • 3 METHODOLOGY
        • 4 RESULTS
        • 5 CONCLUSION
      • Computational study of wake structure and base pressure on a generic SUV model
        • ABSTRACT
        • 1 INTRODUCTION
        • 2 EXPERIMENTAL DATA
        • 3 CFD PROCEDURE
        • 4 RESULTS
        • 5 CONCLUSIONS
        • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
    • Experimental Techniques
      • Investigation of vehicle ride height and wheel position influence on the aerodynamic forces of ground vehicles
        • ABSTRACT
        • 1 INTRODUCTION
        • 2 METHODOLOGY
        • 3 RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
        • 4 CONCLUSIONS
      • Effect of the traversing unit on the flow structures behind a passenger vehicle
        • 1 ABSTRACT
        • 2 INTRODUCTION
        • 3 METHODOLOGY
        • 4 RESULTS
        • 5 CONCLUSIONS
        • 6 REMARKS
      • On the applicability of trapped vortices to ground vehicles
        • ABSTRACT
        • 1 INTRODUCTION AND MOTIVATION
        • 2 BRIEF HISTORICAL REVIEW
        • 3 APPLICATION OF TRAPPED VORTICES TO GROUND VEHICLES
        • 4 CONCLUSIONS AND FUTURE WORK
    • CFD Techniques
      • Approach to an iteratively coupled thermal and aerodynamic design process for production cars
        • ABSTRACT
        • 1 INTRODUCTION
        • 2 THERMAL SIMULATION MODEL
        • 3 AERODYNAMIC SIMULATION METHOD
        • 4 COUPLING OF THERMAL AND AERODYNAMIC SIMULATION
        • 5 HEATED BLOCK TEST CASE
        • 6 PRODUCTION CAR – VALIDATION BASIS
        • 7 SUMMARY AND FUTURE WORK
      • Investigation into the predictive capability of advanced Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes models for the DrivAer automotive model
        • ABSTRACT
        • 1 INTRODUCTION
        • 2 TURBULENCE MODELING
        • 3 CASE SETUP
        • 4 RESULTS
        • 5 CONCLUSIONS
        • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
      • Shape optimisation for aerodynamic performance using adjoint methods
        • ABSTRACT
        • 1 INTRODUCTION
        • 2 OPTIMISATION UNDER UNCERTAINTY OF A NACA 0012 AIRFOIL
        • 3 OPTIMISATION UNDER UNCERTAINTY OF A F1 FRONT WING ASSEMBLY
        • 4 CONCLUSIONS
      • Optimized preprocessing of tens of billions of grids in a full-vehicle aerodynamic simulation on the K-computer
        • ABSTRACT
        • 1 INTRODUCTION
        • 2 NUMERICAL METHODOLOGY AND CONDITIONS
        • 3 CALCULATION RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
        • 4 CONCLUSIONS
        • 5 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
    • Wheels and Tyres
      • The influence of rotating wheels on the external aerodynamic performance of a vehicle
        • ABSTRACT
        • 1 INTRODUCTION
        • 2 METHODOLOGY
        • 3 RESULTS
        • 4 CONCLUSIONS
        • 5 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
      • Classification of aerodynamic tyre characteristics
        • ABSTRACT
        • 1 INTRODUCTION
        • 2 PROJECT GOALS
        • 3 EXPERIMENTAL AND NUMERICAL SETUP
        • 4 RESULTS
        • 5 CONCLUSIONS
      • Study of different tyre simulation methods and effects on passenger car aerodynamics
        • ABSTRACT
        • 1 INTRODUCTION
        • 2 METHODOLOGY
        • 3 RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
        • 4 CONCLUSIONS
    • Motorsport
      • Investigation of forcing boundary layer transition on a single-element inverted wing in ground effect
        • ABSTRACT
        • 1 INTRODUCTION
        • 2 DESCRIPTION OF STUDY
        • 3 RESULTS
        • 4 DISCUSSION
        • 5 CONCLUSIONS
        • 6 FURTHER WORK
        • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
      • Investigation into the effect of the wake from a generic formula one car on a downstream vehicle
        • ABSTRACT
        • 1 INTRODUCTION
        • 2 METHODOLOGY
        • 3 RESULTS
        • 4 CONCLUSIONS
        • 5 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
      • Aerodynamic characteristics of a monoposto racing car front wing operating in high turbulence conditions
        • ABSTRACT
        • 1 INTRODUCTION
        • 2 DESCRIPTION OF STUDY
        • 3 RESULTS
        • 3.4 CFD
        • 4 CONCLUSIONS
    • Commercial Vehicles
      • Drag-reduction devices to improve the aerodynamic efficiency of close-coupled large goods vehicles
        • ABSTRACT
        • 1 INTRODUCTION AND MOTIVATION
        • 2 LITERATURE REVIEW
        • 3 TEST CONFIGURATIONS
        • 4 NUMERICAL SETUP
        • 5 RESULTS
        • 6 CONCLUSIONS
    • Aeroacoustics
      • Open source automotive aeroacoustic simulation at Aston Martin Lagonda
        • ABSTRACT
        • 1 INTRODUCTION
        • 2 CODE VALIDATION
        • 3 CONCLUSIONS AND FUTURE WORK
        • 4 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
      • Interactions between underbody aerodynamics and aeroacoustics
        • ABSTRACT
        • 1 INTRODUCTION
        • 2 EXPERIMENTAL METHOD
        • 3 RESULTS
        • 4 CONCLUSIONS
        • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
      • The application of spherical beamforming techniques to localize aero-acoustic sound sources in the vehicle cabin
        • ABSTRACT
        • 1 INTRODUCTION
        • 2 AEROACOUSTIC ENGINEERING IN A WIND TUNNEL
        • 3 SPHERICAL BEAMFORMING – A SUMMARY
        • 4 TEST SETUP
        • 5 RESULTS
        • 6 CONCLUSIONS
    • Author Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2014
  • Published: October 20, 2014
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081002452

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