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By Wolf-Heinrich Hucho

ISBN-10: 0408014229

ISBN-13: 9780408014229

ISBN-10: 0750612673

ISBN-13: 9780750612678

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The aerodynamics of passenger vehicles, advertisement autos, activities and race automobiles, and bikes are handled intimately. similar fields which are inspired via aerodynamics also are lined, together with the consequences of aerodynamics on gasoline economic system, directional balance, engine cooling, and passenger comfort.< /p>

Contents include:

* advent to motor vehicle Aerodynamics (including a bit on its background) * a few basics of Fluid Mechanics * functionality of autos and light-weight vans * Aerodynamics Drag of Passenger vehicles * Directional balance * functionality, defense, and luxury * Wind Noise * High-Performance autos * advertisement cars * bikes * Engine Cooling * Heating, Ventilating, and air-con of Passenger automobiles * Wind Tunnels * size and attempt recommendations * Computational Fluid Dynamics

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On the aerofoils NACA 0012, 4412 and 23012 the boundary layers are mainly turbulent and therefore the drag coefficients of these aerofoils are of the same order of magnitude as for the flat plate with fully turbulent boundary layer. Over large portions of the surface of the NACA-6 aerofoils the boundary layer is laminar and therefore the drag coefficients are considerably reduced. Finally, Fig. 9 clearly indicates that the friction drag Df in general depends strongly on the Reynolds number. 4 Pressure drag Blunt bodies, such as a circular cylinder, a sphere or a flat plate normal to the flow, show quite different drag characteristics.

27. For bodies of this type the portion of pressure drag is relatively small. 12 Flow separation on a bluff body (separation line perpendicular to the flow direction) The flow separations that lead to a pressure drag can be divided into two different types. As shown in Fig. 12, the separation line may be located perpendicular to the flow direction. In this case, vortices are generated the axes of which are also perpendicular to the outer flow. Thus the velocity components parallel to the vortex axes are very small.

G. its total length / as in Fig. 2. The character of viscous flow around a body depends only on the body shape and the Reynolds number. For different Reynolds numbers entirely different flows may occur for the same body geometry. Thus the Reynolds number is the dimensionless parameter that characterizes a viscous flow. 4 has the same value for different body lengths /, airspeeds VOo and fluid properties v. Mechanical similarity is the basis for model tests. 2. Sometimes it is difficult to fulfil this similarity requirement.

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