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Title: A numerical study on rear-spoiler of passenger vehicle
Authors: Hu, Xu-xia
Wong, T. T.
Subjects: CFD
Vehicle rear-spoiler design
Issue Date: Sep-2011
Publisher: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET)
Source: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Sept. 2011, no. 57, p. 636-641.
Abstract: The simulation of external aerodynamics is one of the most challenging and important automotive CFD applications. With the rapid developments of digital computers, CFD is used as a practical tool in modern fluid dynamics research. It integrates fluid mechanics disciplines, mathematics and computer science. In this study, two different types of simulations were made, one for the flow around a simplified high speed passenger car with a rear-spoiler and the other for the flow without a rear-spoiler. The standard k-! model is selected to numerically simulate the external flow field of the simplified Camry model with or without a rear-spoiler. Through an analysis of the simulation results, a new rear spoiler is designed and it shows a mild reduction of the vehicle aerodynamics drag. This leads to less vehicle fuel consumption on the road.
Rights: Posted with permission of the publisher.
Type: Journal/Magazine Article
ISSN: 2010-376X (pISSN)
2010-3778 (eISSN)
Appears in Collections:ME Journal/Magazine Articles

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