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Title: Device for reducing vehicle aerodynamic resistance

Abstract

A device for reducing vehicle aerodynamic resistance for vehicles having a generally rectangular flat front face comprising a plurality of load bearing struts of a predetermined size attached to the flat front face adjacent the sides and top thereof, a pair of pliable opposing flat sheets having an outside edge portion attached to the flat front face adjacent the sides thereof and an upper edge with a predetermined curve; the opposing flat sheets being bent and attached to the struts to form effective curved airfoil shapes, and a top pliable flat sheet disposed adjacent the top of the flat front face and having predetermined curved side edges, which, when the top sheet is bent and attached to the struts to form an effective curved airfoil shape, mate with the curved upper edges of the opposing sheets to complete the aerodynamic device.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Freight Wing Inc., Seattle, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175662
Patent Number(s):
7,008,005
Application Number:
10/934,055
Assignee:
Freight Wing Inc. (Seattle, WA) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:
FC36-03GO13173
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS

Citation Formats

Graham, Sean C. Device for reducing vehicle aerodynamic resistance. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Graham, Sean C. Device for reducing vehicle aerodynamic resistance. United States.
Graham, Sean C. Tue . "Device for reducing vehicle aerodynamic resistance". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175662.
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abstractNote = {A device for reducing vehicle aerodynamic resistance for vehicles having a generally rectangular flat front face comprising a plurality of load bearing struts of a predetermined size attached to the flat front face adjacent the sides and top thereof, a pair of pliable opposing flat sheets having an outside edge portion attached to the flat front face adjacent the sides thereof and an upper edge with a predetermined curve; the opposing flat sheets being bent and attached to the struts to form effective curved airfoil shapes, and a top pliable flat sheet disposed adjacent the top of the flat front face and having predetermined curved side edges, which, when the top sheet is bent and attached to the struts to form an effective curved airfoil shape, mate with the curved upper edges of the opposing sheets to complete the aerodynamic device.},
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year = {Tue Mar 07 00:00:00 EST 2006},
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