Automotive Aerodynamics


Author: Joseph Katz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119185726
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 608
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Automotive Aerodynamics Joseph Katz, San Diego State University, USA The automobile is an icon of modern technology because it includes most aspects of modern engineering, and it offers an exciting approach to engineering education. Of course there are many existing books on introductory fluid/aero dynamics but the majority of these are too long, focussed on aerospace and don’t adequately cover the basics. Therefore, there is room and a need for a concise, introductory textbook in this area. Automotive Aerodynamics fulfils this need and is an introductory textbook intended as a first course in the complex field of aero/fluid mechanics for engineering students. It introduces basic concepts and fluid properties, and covers fluid dynamic equations. Examples of automotive aerodynamics are included and the principles of computational fluid dynamics are introduced. This text also includes topics such as aeroacoustics and heat transfer which are important to engineering students and are closely related to the main topic of aero/fluid mechanics. This textbook contains complex mathematics, which not only serve as the foundation for future studies but also provide a road map for the present text. As the chapters evolve, focus is placed on more applicable examples, which can be solved in class using elementary algebra. The approach taken is designed to make the mathematics more approachable and easier to understand. Key features: • Concise textbook which provides an introduction to fluid mechanics and aerodynamics, with automotive applications • Written by a leading author in the field who has experience working with motor sports teams in industry • Explains basic concepts and equations before progressing to cover more advanced topics • Covers internal and external flows for automotive applications • Covers emerging areas of aeroacoustics and heat transfer Automotive Aerodynamics is a must-have textbook for undergraduate and graduate students in automotive and mechanical engineering, and is also a concise reference for engineers in industry.

Race Car Aerodynamics

Designing for Speed
Author: J Katz
Publisher: Robert Bentley, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780837601427
Category: Transportation
Page: 280
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The first book to summarize the secrets of the rapidly developing field of high-speed vehicle design. From F1 to Indy Car, Drag and Sedan racing, this book provides clear explanations for engineers who want to improve their design skills and enthusiasts who simply want to understand how their favorite race cars go fast. Explains how aerodynamics win races, why downforce is more important than streamlining and drag reduction, designing wings and venturis, plus wind tunnel designs and more.

Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles

From Fluid Mechanics to Vehicle Engineering
Author: Wolf-Heinrich Hucho
Publisher: SAE International
ISBN: 9780768000290
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 918
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Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles covers the fundamental principles that influence vehicle performance, handling, safety and comfort.

Competition Car Aerodynamics 3rd Edition


Author: Simon McBeath
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1787110869
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
View: 9736

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From historical background to state of the art techniques, and with chapters covering airdams, splitters, spoilers, wings, underbodies and myriad miscellaneous devices, Competition Car Aerodynamics 3rd Edition also features in-depth case studies from across the motorsport spectrum to help develop a comprehensive understanding of the subject.

Road Vehicle Aerodynamic Design

An Introduction
Author: R. H. Barnard
Publisher: Mechaero Publishing
ISBN: 9780954073473
Category: Automobiles
Page: 276
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A comprehensive introduction for students, practising automotive engineers and designers, and anyone with a general interest in the subject. Intended to be affordable by students. Unnecessary details or highly vehicle-specific information has been omitted, but a comprehensive list of references is given, usually with a summary.

The International Vehicle Aerodynamics Conference


Author: IMechE
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 0081002459
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 272
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Aerodynamics has never been more central to the development of cars, commercial vehicles, motorbikes, trains and human powered vehicles, driven by the need for efficiency: reducing carbon dioxide emissions, reducing fuel consumption, increasing range and alleviating problems associated with traffic congestion. Reducing vehicle weight makes it more challenging to ensure that they are stable and handle well over a wide range of environmental conditions. Lighter structures are also more vulnerable to aerodynamically induced vibration. Alongside this, customers demand an environment that is quiet, comfortable and maintains their vision of the world around them in all weathers. These aims must be met by designing vehicles that engage customers emotionally, promoting the brand values of manufacturers and operators. This can only be done by collaboration between designers and aerodynamicists. Examine the latest developments in vehicle aerodynamic development Explore opportunities to network and share experiences around different areas Focus on future challenges and the engineering knowledge and technology required to resolve them Discuss other areas of development including handling and stability, tyre aerodynamics and modelling, aeroacoustics and fluid structure interaction

Amateur Car Aerodynamics Sourcebook

For Everyone Interested in Road Car Aerodynamics
Author: Julian Edgar
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781482735253
Category: Transportation
Page: 118
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At last – a book for those who like to modify the aerodynamics of their road cars!In this book author Julian Edgar explores a host of practical and low-cost techniques that you can do yourself without spending a lot of money or needing special facilities. Section 1 introduces aerodynamic drag and lift. The language is simple and straightforward – but still includes concepts such as drag co-efficients, lift co-efficients and the different types of drag that affect road cars. Section 2 is devoted to aerodynamic testing – directly measuring aerodynamic pressures, and seeing airflow patterns by the use of on-road wool-tuft testing. Section 3, the largest part in the book, covers aerodynamic modification. Fitting vortex generators, testing different undertrays, reducing drag, using turning vanes in intercooler ducting – all are covered in detail. In addition, techniques are described for reducing wind noise, building an effective engine intake that breathes high-pressure cold air, siting bonnet vents in the correct location, and testing airflow through intercoolers. With nearly 300 full-colour photos and diagrams, this book is practical and down to earth – and uses techniques able to be carried out on the road.

Optimization and Computational Fluid Dynamics


Author: Dominique Thévenin,Gábor Janiga
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540721536
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 294
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The numerical optimization of practical applications has been an issue of major importance for the last 10 years. It allows us to explore reliable non-trivial configurations, differing widely from all known solutions. The purpose of this book is to introduce the state-of-the-art concerning this issue and many complementary applications are presented.

Competition Car Aerodynamics

A Practical Handbook, 2nd Edition
Author: Simon McBeath
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9780857330079
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 296
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Aerodynamics is a science in itself, and is one of the most important factors in modern competition car design. This fully updated second edition covers all aspects of aerodynamics, including both downforce and drag. This complex subject is explained in down-to-earth terms, with the aid of numerous illustrations, including color CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) diagrams to demonstrate how aerodynamic devices work, as well as wind-tunnel studies.

Flight Vehicle Performance and Aerodynamic Control


Author: Frederick O. Smetana
Publisher: AIAA
ISBN: 9781600860577
Category: Aerodynamics
Page: 359
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Annotation "Flight Vehicle Performance and Aerodynamic Control is designed to serve as a text for either an 11-week or a 16-week course at the sophomore level. It explains typical methods used to estimate aircraft performance, the theoretical basis of these methods, and how various parameters derived from the aircraft geometry can be used to estimate the requirements of control surfaces and the aerodynamic forces required to actuate these surfaces. This book includes time-tested computer programs that perform the analyses in a manner that reduces student error and improves result accuracy. Because the source code is given, users with a FORTRAN compiler can modify the program to suit particular needs. The major advantage of the software is that more realistic problems may be treated and the effects of parametric programs are more accurate than calculators. The programs are available as executables for Windows machines as well as in ASCII source code versions that can be readily compiled and then executed on Unix, Linux, and Macintosh machines and on mainframes

Flight Vehicle Aerodynamics


Author: Mark Drela
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262526441
Category: Science
Page: 304
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An overview of the physics, concepts, theories, and models underlying the discipline of aerodynamics.

Competition Car Aerodynamics, New 3rd Edition

A Practical Handbook
Author: Simon McBeath
Publisher: Veloce Publishing
ISBN: 9781845847760
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
View: 6661

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Aerodynamics has become an increasingly significant performance enhancer over the past 50 years. Competition Car Aerodynamics 3rd Edition continues the practical, hands-on approach of its popular predecessors to cover all aspects of motorsport aerodynamics and features yet more CFD and wind tunnel project material and case studies. Aerodynamic theory is tackled in a comprehensive yet comprehensible way by author Simon McBeath, who has been granted unprecedented access to state of the art computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques, as well as regular access to the MIRA full-scale wind tunnel in the UK. Photographs, graphs, CFD-generated images and wind tunnel data â?? much of which has appeared in the successful Aerobytes series in Racecar Engineering â?? are used to explain with unrivalled clarity how aerodynamic performance benefits are obtained in practice. With case studies from Formula 1, sports prototypes, Formula 3, GT and saloon cars, club single seaters and karts, this book will appeal to anyone, whether a designer, competitor, student or armchair enthusiast, wishing to gain an understanding of aerodynamics and how it can benefit the performance of all types of competition cars.

Theory and Applications of Aerodynamics for Ground Vehicles


Author: T. Yomi Obidi
Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
ISBN: 9780768021110
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 267
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An introduction to ground vehicle aerodynamics, that will be of particular interest to automotive engineering students, vehicle body engineers/designers/profilers, passenger car enginners/ designers/rendering specialists, wind tunnel testing engineers, computational aerodynamicists, and race car designers. It treats, in particular, drag reduction methods and provides a significant insight into the computational approach to the aerodynamic design of ground vehicles.

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


Author: Rose McCallen,Fred Browand,James Ross
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 354044419X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 567
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It is our pleasure to present these proceedings from the United Engineering Foundation Conference on The Aerodynamics of Heavy Vehicles: Trucks, Buses and Trains held December 2-6, 2002, in Monterey, California. This Department of Energy, United Engineering Foundation, and industry sponsored conference brought together 90 leading engineering researchers from around the world to discuss the aerodynamic drag of heavy vehicles. Participants from national labs, academia, and industry, including truck manufacturers, discussed how computer simulation and experimental techniques could be used to design more fuel efficient trucks, buses, and trains. Conference topics included comparison of computational fluid dynamics calculations using both steady and unsteady Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes, large-eddy simulation, and hybrid turbulence models and experimental data obtained from the Department of Energy sponsored and other wind tunnel experiments. Advanced experimental techniques including three-dimensional particle image velocimetry were presented, along with their use in evaluating drag reduction devices. We would like to thank the UEF conference organizers for their dedication and quick response to sudden deadlines. In addition, we would like to thank all session chairs, the scientific advisory committee, authors, and reviewers for their many hours of dedicated effort that contributed to a successful conference and resulted in this document of the conference proceedings. We also gratefully acknowledge the support received from the United Engineering Foundation, the US Department of Energy, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Volvo Trucks America, International Truck and Engine Corporation, and Freightliner LLC.

Computational Fluid Dynamics for Engineers

From Panel to Navier-Stokes Methods with Computer Programs
Author: Tuncer Cebeci,Jian P. Shao,Fassi Kafyeke,Eric Laurendeau
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783540807254
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 396
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History reminds us of ancient examples of fluid dynamics applications such as the Roman baths and aqueducts that fulfilled the requirements of the engineers who built them; of ships of various types with adequate hull designs, and of wind energy systems, built long before the subject of fluid mechanics was formalized by Reynolds, Newton, Euler, Navier, Stokes, Prandtl and others. The twentieth century has witnessed many more examples of applications of fluid dynamics for the use of humanity, all designed without the use of electronic computers. They include prime movers such as internal-combustion engines, gas and steam turbines, flight vehicles, and environmental systems for pollution control and ventilation. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) deals with the numerical analysis of these phenomena. Despite impressive progress in recent years, CFD remains an imperfect tool in the comparatively mature discipline of fluid dynamics, partly because electronic digital computers have been in widespread use for less than thirty years. The Navier-Stokes equations, which govern the motion of a Newtonian viscous fluid were formulated well over a century ago. The most straightforward method of attacking any fluid dynamics problem is to solve these equations for the appropriate boundary conditions. Analytical solutions are few and trivial and, even with today's supercomputers, numerically exact solution of the complete equations for the three-dimensional, time-dependent motion of turbulent flow is prohibitively expensive except for basic research studies in sim ple configurations at low Reynolds numbers. Therefore, the "straightforward" approach is still impracticable for engineering purposes.