Automotive Aerodynamics

Author: Joseph Katz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119185726

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 608

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The automobile is an icon of modern technology because it includes most aspects of modern engineering, and it offers an exciting approach to engineering education. Of course there are many existing books on introductory fluid/aero dynamics but the majority of these are too long, focussed on aerospace and don’t adequately cover the basics. Therefore, there is room and a need for a concise, introductory textbook in this area. Automotive Aerodynamics fulfils this need and is an introductory textbook intended as a first course in the complex field of aero/fluid mechanics for engineering students. It introduces basic concepts and fluid properties, and covers fluid dynamic equations. Examples of automotive aerodynamics are included and the principles of computational fluid dynamics are introduced. This text also includes topics such as aeroacoustics and heat transfer which are important to engineering students and are closely related to the main topic of aero/fluid mechanics. This textbook contains complex mathematics, which not only serve as the foundation for future studies but also provide a road map for the present text. As the chapters evolve, focus is placed on more applicable examples, which can be solved in class using elementary algebra. The approach taken is designed to make the mathematics more approachable and easier to understand. Key features: Concise textbook which provides an introduction to fluid mechanics and aerodynamics, with automotive applications Written by a leading author in the field who has experience working with motor sports teams in industry Explains basic concepts and equations before progressing to cover more advanced topics Covers internal and external flows for automotive applications Covers emerging areas of aeroacoustics and heat transfer Automotive Aerodynamics is a must-have textbook for undergraduate and graduate students in automotive and mechanical engineering, and is also a concise reference for engineers in industry.
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Vehicle Aerodynamics

Author: V. Sumantran,Gino Sovran

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781560915942

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 680

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This collection of 38 SAE papers offers a window into the significant advancements that have been made over the last decade in the field of vehicle aerodynamics. Topics covered include wind-tunnel testing, on-road testing, computational simulations, thermal analysis, and acoustics. Selected examples of aerodynamic development in the design process of a vehicle are presented. This valuable resource illustrates the progress automakers have made in continually improving the level of aerodynamic efficiency of cars and trucks produced throughout the world. Sections cover: Historical Background/Overview; Wind Tunnel Testing; On-Road Testing; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Vehicle Aerodynamic Development and Drag Reduction; Aerodynamics of Engine Cooling; and Vehicle Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics.
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Progress in Vehicle Aerodynamics and Thermal Management

11th FKFS Conference, Stuttgart, September 26-27, 2017

Author: Jochen Wiedemann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319678221

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 266

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The books presents latest information about new car developments, new or improved testing techniques and new or improved calculation procedures. Presenters are from industry and academia.
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The Automotive Chassis

Volume 2: System Design

Author: Giancarlo Genta,L. Morello

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402086755

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 832

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This work serves as a reference concerning the automotive chassis, i.e. everything that is inside a vehicle except the engine and the body. It is the result of a decade of work mostly done by the FIAT group, who supplied material, together with other automotive companies, and sponsored the work. The first volume deals with the design of automotive components and the second volume treats the various aspects of the design of a vehicle as a system.
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Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles

From Fluid Mechanics to Vehicle Engineering

Author: Syed R. Ahmed

Publisher: SAE International

ISBN: 9780768000290

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 918

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For years, engineers have turned to Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles as their 'bible' on this field. The fourth edition continues this tradition. Much of the material has been substantially revised, and new chapters on wind noise and motorcycles have been added. Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles thoroughly covers the fundamental principles that influence vehicle performance, handling, safety and comfort.

An excellent introduction to the topic for the novice or student and a useful refresher and reference for the expert, the book focuses on:

  • The fundamentals of fluid dynamics as related to vehicle aerodynamics
  • Specific experimental results
  • Design strategies, showing how existing individual results can be applied to specific problems
  • Development techniques, as related to different types of wind tunnels, on-road tests and numerical methods.

The aerodynamics of passenger cars, commercial vehicles, sports and race cars, and motorcycles are dealt with in detail. Related fields that are influenced by aerodynamics are also covered, including the effects of aerodynamics on fuel economy, directional stability, engine cooling, and passenger comfort.

Contents include:

  • Introduction to Automobile Aerodynamics (including a section on its history)
  • Some Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
  • Performance of Cars and Light Trucks
  • Aerodynamics Drag of Passenger Cars
  • Directional Stability
  • Function, Safety, and Comfort
  • Wind Noise
  • High-Performance Vehicles
  • Commercial Vehicles
  • Motorcycles
  • Engine Cooling
  • Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning of Passenger Cars
  • Wind Tunnels
  • Measurement and Test Techniques
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles is an indispensable book for vehicle engineers, designers, researchers, and those working in government regulatory agencies. It is also an excellent introduction for students, and an insightful look for the enthusiast at why vehicles behave as they do. The book covers aerodynamic principles of: Passenger cars; Commercial vehicles; Sports and race car; Motorcycles. By reading this book, vehicle engineers and designers will be able to: Apply general rules to solve your own design problems; Develop test techniques and design strategies to maximise aerodynamic effectiveness. Car enthusiasts will gain an understanding of: Why vehicles behave as they do; The factors affecting vehicle performance, handling, safety, and comfort. Students will learn: The fundamentals of aerodynamics and its application in the 'real-world' of vehicle design; How to apply specific experimental results as general rules to solve design problems./P

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Automotive Engineering Fundamentals

Author: Richard Stone,Jeffrey K. Ball

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780768009873

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 594

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Gives students of automotive engineering a basic understanding of the principles involved with designing a vehicle and includes details of engines and transmissions, vehicle aerodynamics and computer modelling.
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Modifying the Aerodynamics of Your Road Car

Author: Julian Edgar,Richard H. Barnard

Publisher: Veloce Publishing

ISBN: 9781787112834

Category: Transportation

Page: 248

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Modifying the Aerodynamics of Your Road Car is a unique handbook that assumes no starting knowledge of vehicle aerodynamics. It begins with simple ideas and finishes with sophisticated and effective aerodynamic modifications that work. Three major chapters cover on-road testing techniques that give you all the information you need to decide what modifications you should make - and, after you’ve made them, how well they work. Low-cost techniques allow you to visualize the patterns of airflow over your car so that you can actually see the problem areas that need improvement. Uniquely, you’re also shown how to measure aerodynamic pressures, so you can determine which body surfaces are creating lift, drag and downforce. Want to work out where a wing should be placed? On-road testing to find that out is covered as well. The book also shows you how to measure downforce to see if that wing is actually working! If you wish to reduce drag, more than ten different areas are covered. Reducing frontal area, lowering cooling system drag, optimizing vehicle ride height and rake, reducing the strength of the wake, achieving clean airflow separation and optimizing wheel designs are all covered using the latest research findings. And if you’re a performance driver, there’s a major chapter devoted to reducing lift and improving stability. This chapter includes the design and development of undertrays and diffusers, wings and spoilers. The example car developed measurable downforce when fitted with an undertray and rear diffuser, something that transformed its on-road handling. The author has been writing about the aerodynamics of road cars for more than 25 years. He is also an experienced and proficient car modifier who has performed numerous aerodynamic modifications and upgrades to his own cars. The book’s technical consultant, RH Barnard, is an acknowledged world leading automotive aerodynamicist. If you want a practical, hands-on guide that demystifies and explains car aerodynamics, and shows you how to make effective aerodynamic modifications to your car, this book is for you.
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