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Title: Device for reducing vehicle aerodynamic resistance

Abstract

A device for a vehicle with a pair of swinging rear doors, which converts flat sheets of pliable material hinged to the sides of the vehicle adjacent the rear thereof into effective curved airfoils that reduce the aerodynamic resistance of the vehicle, when the doors are closed by hand, utilizing a plurality of stiffeners disposed generally parallel to the doors and affixed to the sheets and a plurality of collapsible tension bearings struts attached to each stiffener and the adjacent door.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Freight Wing Inc., Sammamish, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175238
Patent Number(s):
6854788
Application Number:
10/698,998
Assignee:
Freight Wing Inc. (Sammamish, WA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B62 - LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS B62D - MOTOR VEHICLES
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-03GO13173
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Graham, Sean C. Device for reducing vehicle aerodynamic resistance. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Graham, Sean C. Device for reducing vehicle aerodynamic resistance. United States.
Graham, Sean C. Tue . "Device for reducing vehicle aerodynamic resistance". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175238.
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year = {2005},
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