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LES Simulation of Aerodynamic Drag for Heavy Duty Trailer Trucks

[+] Author Affiliations
S. Nakamura, E. M. Hively, A. T. Conlisk

Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Paper No. FEDSM2002-31427, pp. 1037-1043; 7 pages
  • ASME 2002 Joint U.S.-European Fluids Engineering Division Conference
  • Volume 1: Fora, Parts A and B
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 14–18, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Fluids Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3615-0 | eISBN: 0-7918-3600-2
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME


This report starts with an overview of aerodynamic drag losses of heavy duty trucks. Preliminary computational results of the large eddy simulation (LES) on the drag coefficients versus the gap widths and that on various yaw angles are presented. Flows around the semi-truck models are visualized.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME



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