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Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles details the aerodynamics of passenger cars, commercial vehicles, sports cars, and race cars; their external flow field; as well as their internal flow field. The book, after giving an introduction to automobile aerodynamics and some fundamentals of fluid mechanics, covers topics such as the performance and aerodynamics of different kinds of vehicles, as well as test techniques for their aerodynamics. The book also covers other concepts related to automobiles such as cooling systems and ventilations for vehicles. The text is recommended for mechanical engineers and phycisists in the automobile industry who would like to understand more about aerodynamics of motor vehicles and its importance on the field of road safety and automobile production. We are always looking for ways to improve customer experience on Elsevier.

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Motor vehicles — Aerodynamics I. Hucho, Wolf-Heinrich II. Aerodynamik des Automobils. English Aerodynamics of road vehicles. Translation of: Aerodynamik des Automobils. Bibliography: p. Includes index. Motor vehicles—Aerodynamics. Hucho, Wolf-Heinrich. A Preface The performance, handling and comfort of an automobile are significantly affected by its aerodynamic properties. A low drag is a decisive prerequisite for good fuel economy. Increasing fuel prices and stringent legal regulations ensure that this long-established relationship becomes more widely acknowledged.

But the other aspects of vehicle aerodynamics are no less important for the quality of an automobile: side wind stability, wind noise, soiling of the body, the lights and the windows, cooling of the engine, the gear box and the brakes, and finally heating and ventilating of the passenger compartment all depend on the flow field around and through the vehicle.

Vehicle aerodynamics is still an empirical science, if not an art. Whereas other technical disciplines such as aeronautics, naval architecture and turbomachinery are governed by well-established theoretical and ex- perimental methods of fluid mechanics, no consistent design procedures are yet available for road vehicles. The complexity of the flow field around a car, which is characterized by separation, must be blamed for this lack, and this means that the vehicle aerodynamicist must refer to a large amount of detail resulting from earlier development work.

His success depends on his ability to transfer these results to his own problem and to combine results originating from many different earlier developments to a consistent solution. It is the intention of the present book to introduce the vehicle engineer to this approach. The aerodynamics of passenger cars, commercial vehicles, sports cars and race cars is dealt with in detail. Not only the external flow field is covered; the problems of the several internal flow systems are treated as well.

Because the external and the internal flow fields are interrelated, both have to be considered at the same time. The related test techniques are described in detail, emphasizing the correlation between the wind tunnel, which is the main tool of the vehicle aerodynamicist, and the road, 4. Preface which is the real world for the car in a customer's hands. A chapter on numerical methods concludes the book.

Although theoretical models are still of limited evidential value they are more and more used for guiding and supporting, rather than replacing, wind tunnel tests. The first German edition of this book was originally based on a course given by the authors at the 'Haus der Technik', Essen, Germany, under the aegis of Dr H. This English version is a completely revised second edition.

It is intended for vehicle engineers in industry and research, at universities and in administrative departments. But it is also aimed at stylists and designers, students and professional writers in the car world. Detailed knowledge of fluid mechanics is not assumed.

The chapter on the fundamentals of fluid mechanics provides the reader with the necessary details. This present English edition would not have come about were it not for the efforts of two true friends of the editor: Mr Gordon Taylor built the bridge to Butterworths and Dr Gino Sovran involved the publication department of the Society of Automotive Engineers SAE , thus providing a sufficiently broad basis for the project.

The editor is deeply indebted to both his friends. He also wishes to express his sincerest thanks to all who have contributed to this book: first of all, of course, to the authors for their readiness to carry the burden of preparing the manuscripts; thanks as well to the secretaries and draughtsladies for typing the manuscripts and for drawing the figures; thanks to the companies of the authors for having given them permission to contribute to the book.

The editor expresses his warmest thanks to his wife, Irmgard, for her untiring assistance during the preparation of the extensive material and to his former secretary, Mrs Hildegard Backes, for typing and editing the final manuscript and for continuing to do so even when the editor was in the course of changing his employer. Contributors Dr. Syed R. He received a Dipl. Degree in , followed in by a Dr.

Since he has been actively engaged in theoretical and experimental study of vehicle aerodynamics. From to he was test engineer and assistant department head in the climatic wind tunnel of Volkswagen AG.

Since he has been an assistant staff engineer, aerodynamics, at Adam Opel AG. He then worked for nine years at the German Aerospace Authority as research engineer. Since he has been with Volkswagen AG and is currently department manager responsible for engine and accessories research.

Helmut Flegl studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University, Munich. In he began work at the Dr. Porsche AG. As test engineer he was responsible for the design of many successful racing cars. Werner Gengenbach studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University, Karlsruhe, from to He obtained his doctorate in for his thesis on 'Behaviour of car tyres on dry and especially wet pavement'.

Since he has worked for Audi AG, Ingolstadt, Federal Republic of Germany, first as manager for testing heating, air conditioning and cooling systems; and since as manager of quality analysis. He studied mechanical 6. Contributors engineering at the Technical University, Stuttgart. After a period as a research engineer on air conditioning, he joined Daimler-Benz in He has been involved in aerodynamics, safety, vibration and acoustic technologies.

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Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles

Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles details the aerodynamics of passenger cars, commercial vehicles, sports cars, and race cars; their external flow field; as well as their internal flow field. The book, after giving an introduction to automobile aerodynamics and some fundamentals of fluid mechanics, covers topics such as the performance and aerodynamics of different kinds of vehicles, as well as test techniques for their aerodynamics. The book also covers other concepts related to automobiles such as cooling systems and ventilations for vehicles. The text is recommended for mechanical engineers and phycisists in the automobile industry who would like to understand more about aerodynamics of motor vehicles and its importance on the field of road safety and automobile production. Chapter 2 Some fundamentals of fluid mechanics.

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