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

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  • Proceedings of the "Conference The Aerodynamics of Heavy Vehicles II: Trucks, Buses and Trains", held August 26-31, 2007 in Lake Tahoe, California
  • Presents the current state of computational fluid-dynamics and experimental fluid-dynamics technology as they might apply to the design of heavy vehicles, including trucks, buses and trains
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Part of the book series: Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics (LNACM, volume 41)

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Table of contents (46 chapters)

  1. Keynote Papers

  2. Flow Field Characteristics

  3. Separation Control for Drag Reduction

  4. Design Optimization Techniques Related to Vehicle Aerodynamics


About this book

It is our pleasure to present these proceedings for “The Aerodynamics of Heavy Vehicles II: Trucks, Buses and Trains” International Conference held in Lake - hoe, California, August 26-31, 2007 by Engineering Conferences International (ECI). Brought together were the world’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.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

    Fred Browand

  • Center for Advanced Fluid Dynamics Applications (CAFDA), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, L-098, Livermore, USA

    Rose McCallen

  • NASA Ames Research Center, Experimental Physics Branch MS 260-1, Moffett Field, USA

    James Ross

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