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Abstract

Through yesterday and today I have been thinking about what few on-the-spot comments I could make at this time that would be useful. First of all, and particularly for those not previously involved with road-vehicle aerodynamics, I hope we have opened up many new possibilities for future research. Two things should be evident. The problems are certainly significant and challenging from a technical point of view; furthermore, they are also very interesting. We all drive cars. As we drive around, the complex and fascinating aerodynamics that surround our vehicles naturally pique the curiosity of a fluid dynamicist and make him want to understand. As we have seen, there is much that is not well understood.

Keywords

Bluff Body Aerodynamic Drag Road Vehicle Streamwise Vorticity Slant Angle 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Sovran
    • 1
  1. 1.General Motors Research LaboratoriesWarrenUSA

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