The Aerodynamics of Heavy Vehicles II: Trucks, Buses, and Trains

The Aerodynamics of Heavy Vehicles II: Trucks, Buses, and Trains

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It is our pleasure to present these proceedings for a€œThe Aerodynamics of Heavy Vehicles II: Trucks, Buses and Trainsa€ International Conference held in Lake - hoe, California, August 26-31, 2007 by Engineering Conferences International (ECI). Brought together were the worlda€™s leading scientists and engineers from industry, universities, and research laboratories, including truck and high-speed train manufacturers and operators. All were gathered to discuss computer simu- tion and experimental techniques to be applied for the design of the more efficient trucks, buses and high-speed trains required in future years. This was the second conference in the series. The focus of the first conference in 2002 was the interplay between computations and experiment in minimizing ae- dynamic drag. The present proceedings, from the 2007 conference, address the development and application of advanced aerodynamic simulation and experim- tal methods for state-of-the-art analysis and design, as well as the development of new ideas and trends holding promise for the coming 10-year time span. Also - cluded, are studies of heavy vehicle aerodynamic tractor and trailer add-on - vices, studies of schemes to delay undesirable flow separation, and studies of - derhood thermal management.The methods were employed to quantify the drag characteristics of external railcar features including well car side-posts and inter- ... The concentration of diesel exhaust at the operator cab window was quantified. ... [5] Nelson R and Banka A, VISCOUS Users Guide, Livonia, Michigan, Airflow Sciences Corporation, 1993.

Title:The Aerodynamics of Heavy Vehicles II: Trucks, Buses, and Trains
Author: Fred Browand, Rose McCallen, James Ross
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2008-09-30

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