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Title: Transient vehicle handling analysis with aerodynamic interactions
Authors: Hussain, K.
Rahnejat, Homer
Hegazy, S.
Keywords: Multi-body dynamics
Non-linear characteristics
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Professional Engineering Publishing / © IMECHE
Citation: HUSSAIN, K., RAHNEJAT, H. and HEGAZY, S., 2007. Transient vehicle handling analysis with aerodynamic interactions. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamics, 221 (1), pp. 21-32
Abstract: This article presents transient handling analysis with a full-vehicle non-linear multi-body dynamic model, having 102 degrees of freedom. A transient cornering manoeuvre, with a constant steer angle and velocity has been undertaken. The effects of aerodynamic lift and drag forces have been included in the simulation tests. The vehicle handling characteristics with and without aerodynamic forces have been compared and various observations made. The aerodynamic forces have been predicted by a k-ϵ model solution of the Navier-Stokes equations for turbulent flow. The numerical predictions for the evaluation of aerodynamic lift coefficient agrees well with the scaled-down air tunnel experimental work, using hot-wire anemometry.
Description: This article was published in the Journal, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamics [© IMECHE]. The definitive version is available at: http://www.pepublishing.com/
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1243/1464419JMBD41
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4727
ISSN: 1464-4193
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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