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Uniform Title Aerodynamik des Automobils. English
Title Aerodynamics of road vehicles : from fluid mechanics to vehicle engineering / edited by Wolf-Heinrich Hucho ; authors, Syed R. Ahmed ... [and others]
Edition Fourth edition
Published Warrendale, PA : Society of Automotive Engineers, [1998]
©1998

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Description xix, 918 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Series [Proceedings] / SAE ; P-313
Proceedings / SAE ; P-313
Contents Chapter 13 : Wind Tunnels -- 13.1 Scope -- 13.2 Some fundamentals of wind tunnel technique -- 13.3 Limitations of simulation -- 13.4 Tests with reduced scale models -- 13.5 Existing automobile wind tunnels -- 13.6 Comparative measurements -- 13.7 Final comments and future prospects -- 13.8 Notation -- -- Chapter 14 : Measurement and test techniques -- 14.1 Scope -- 14.2 Measureing equipment and transducers -- 14.3 Wind tunnel testing methods -- 14.4 Road testing methods -- 14.5 Notation -- -- Chapter 15 : Computaitonal fluid dynamics -- 15.1 Introduction -- 15.2 Some salient features of road vehicle flow -- 15.3 Demands on a CFD simulation -- 15.4 CFD methods for vehicle aerodynamics -- 15.5 Linear CFD methods -- 15.6 Nonlinear CFD methods -- 15.7 Zonal methods -- 15.8 Future computer requirements and trends of supercomputer development -- 15.9 Evaluation and perspective of CFD methods -- 15.10 Notation
Chapter 1: Introduction to Automobile Aerodynamics -- 1.1 Scope -- 1.2 History of vehicle aerodynamics -- 1.3 Present and future trends -- 1.4 Aerodynamics and design -- 1.5 Notation. -- -- Chapter 2: Some fundamentals of fluid mechanics -- 2.1 Properties of incompressible fluids -- 2.2 Flow Phenomena related to vehicles -- 2.3 External flow problems -- 2.4 Internal flow problems -- 2.5 Relations between external and internal flow -- 2.6 Notation -- -- Chapter 3: Performance of cars and light trucks -- 3.1 Objectives -- 3.2 Resistances to Vehicle motion -- 3.3 Performance -- 3.4 Fuel consumption, Fuel economy -- 3.5 Strategy for lowest fuel consumption -- 3.6 Fuel consumption of light trucks -- 3.7 Outlook -- 3.8 Notation -- --
Chapter 4: Aerodynamic Drag of passenger cars -- 4.1 The passenger car as a bluff body -- 4.2 Flow field around a car -- 4.3 Analysis of the drag -- 4.4 Drag fractions and their local origins -- 4.5 Strategies for body shape development -- 4.6 Drag of passenger cars in production -- 4.7 Research -- 4.8 Notation -- -- Chapter 5: Directional Stability -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 History of directional stabiltiy -- 5.3 Aerodynamic forces and moments -- 5.4 Aerodynamics and driver behaviour -- 5.5 Influence of vehicle shape on Aerodynamic forces and moments -- 5.6 Test and evaluation methods -- 5.7 Notation -- -- Chapter 6 : Function, safety and comfort -- 6.1 Differentiated view -- 6.2 The flow field around a vehicle -- 6.3 Inlets and outlets -- 6.4 Forces on bodywork components -- 6.5 Functions of individual components -- 6.6 Water and dirt accumulation on vehicles -- 6.7 Reducing splash and spray -- 6.8 Notation -- -- Chapter 7 : Wind noise -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 Mechanisms of noise generation and transmission -- 7.3 Design features -- 7.4 Wind noise measurement and testing techniques -- 7.5 Buffeting of open windows, open sunroofs, and convertibles -- 7.6 Manufacturing concerns -- 7.7 Notation -- -- Chapter 8: High-performance vehicles -- 8.1 Definitions -- 8.2 Some historical milestones -- 8.3 The meaning of aerodynamics for high-performance cars -- 8.4 Design alternatives -- 8.5 Special problems -- 8.6 Trends in future high-performance vehicle development -- 8.7 Notation -- -- Chapter 9 : Commercial vehicles -- 9.1 Target group -- 9.2 Tractive resistance and fuel consumption -- 9.3 Drag reduction and fuel consumption -- 9.4 Aerodynamic drag coefficients of various commercial vehicles -- 9.5 Reducing aerodynamic drag -- 9.6 Taking advantage of aerodynamic interference effects -- 9.7 Vehicle soiling -- 9.8 Notation -- -- Chapter 10 : Motocycles -- 10.1 One year before the automobile -- 10.2 Summary of the development of motorcycle aerodynamics -- 10.3 Riding dynamics and its relationship to aerodynamics -- 10.4 Methods of measurement in road tests -- 10.5 Wind tunnel results -- 10.6 Outlook -- 10.7 Notation -- -- Chapter 11 : Engine cooling -- 11.1 Task of a cooling system -- 11.2 Cooling systems -- 11.3 Methods of computation -- 11.4 Flow within the engine compartment -- 11.5 Notation -- -- Chapter 12 : Heating, Ventilating and conditioning passenger cars -- 12.1 Definition of objectives: comfort and safety -- 12.2 Climate physiology -- 12.3 Parameters affecting the climate inside a car -- 12.4 Airflow through the passenger compartment -- 12.5 Heat flow through the passenger compartmant -- 12.6 Flow of water vapour and dust -- 12.7 Control systems -- 12.8 Heater and AC units in production -- 12.9 Notation -- --
Analysis Motor vehicles Aerodynamics
Motor vehicles Aerodynamics
Notes Earlier edition (3rd) published in German as Aerodynamik des Automobils. Düsseldorf : VDI, 1994
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Automobiles -- Aerodynamics.
Motor vehicles -- Aerodynamics.
Author Hucho, Wolf-Heinrich.
LC no. 97035351
ISBN 0768000297