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Title: An investigation into the wake structure of square back vehicles and the effect of structure modification on resultant vehicle forces
Authors: Littlewood, Rob
Passmore, M.A.
Wood, Daniel
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: © SAE International
Citation: LITTLEWOOD, R., PASSMORE, M.A. and WOOD, D., 2011. An investigation into the wake structure of square back vehicles and the effect of structure modification on resultant vehicle forces. SAE International Journal of Engines, 4 (2), pp. 2629-2637.
Series/Report no.: SAE Technical Papers;2011-37-0015
Abstract: A large contribution to the aerodynamic drag of a vehicle (30%(1) or more depending on vehicle shape) arises from the low base pressure in the wake region, especially on square-back configurations. A degree of base pressure recovery can be achieved through careful shape optimization, but the flow structures and mechanisms within the wake that cause these base pressure changes are not well understood. A more complete understanding of these mechanisms may provide opportunities for further drag reductions from both passive shape changes and in the future through the use of active flow control technologies.
Description: Copyright © 2011 SAE International. This paper is posted on this site with permission from SAE International, and is for viewing only. Further use or distribution of this paper is not permitted without permission from SAE.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.4271/2011-37-0015
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/9850
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.4271/2011-37-0015
ISSN: 1946-3936
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