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Aerodynamic development of a passenger car using a wind tunnel equipped with a moving belt
Published October 23, 2001 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
Event: JSAE Autumn Conference
This paper presents aerodynamic experiments of passenger car models using a wind tunnel equipped with a moving belt, which moved at the same speed as a uniform flow in the wind tunnel. Measurements of a boundary layer of the moving belt, a total pressure of the wake, and a surface pressure of a car model were carried out to investigate the effect of a moving belt. The results showed that moving belt equipment was essential in developing and estimating aerodyanmic devices for a car underbody.