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Computation of the Flowfield in the Vicinity of an Electric Vehicle Platform

  • K. Panchal
  • M. Damodaran
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)

Abstract

This work is focused on the estimation of power requirements of an electric vehicle platform (EVP) for intra-campus transport using high fidelity computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model based on the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. The starting point is the ordinary auto rickshaw in which a battery powered electric motor replaces the IC Engine. The work aims to benchmark the aerodynamic drag of the EVP against the standard auto-rickshaw and for designing the chassis and to assess the power requirements of the EVP.

Keywords

Electric vehicle CFD Vehicle aerodynamics Drag Chasis design 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Discipline of Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology GandhinagarGandhinagarIndia

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