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Title: Systematic approach to analyzing and reducing aerodynamic drag of heavy vehicles

This paper presents an approach for reducing aerodynamic drag of heavy vehicles by systematically analyzing trailer components using existing computational tools and moving on to the analyses of integrated tractor-trailers using advanced computational tools. Experimental verification and validation are also an important part of this approach. The project is currently in the development phase while we are in the process of constructing a Multi-Year Program Plan. Projects I and 2 as described in this paper are the anticipated project direction. Also included are results from past and current related activities by the project participants which demonstrate the analysis approach.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
639137
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC--128509; CONF-971089--
ON: DE98051371; CNN: W-7405-Eng-48
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Annual automotive technology development customers` coordination meeting, Dearborn, MI (United States), 27-30 Oct 1997; Other Information: PBD: 16 Sep 1997
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Research, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; VEHICLES; DRAG; TRUCKS; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; HISTORICAL ASPECTS; AERODYNAMICS