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Validation of Aerodynamic Simulation and Wind Tunnel Test of the New Buick Excelle GT
- Fuliang Wang - Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center Co ,
- Zhangshun Yin - Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center Co ,
- Shi Yan - Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center Co ,
- Jia Zhan - Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center Co ,
- Heinz Friz - Exa Corporation ,
- Bo Li - Exa Corporation ,
- Weiliang Xie - Exa Corporation
ISSN: 1946-3995, e-ISSN: 1946-4002
Published March 28, 2017 by SAE International in United States
Citation: Wang, F., Yin, Z., Yan, S., Zhan, J. et al., "Validation of Aerodynamic Simulation and Wind Tunnel Test of the New Buick Excelle GT," SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars - Mech. Syst. 10(1):195-202, 2017, https://doi.org/10.4271/2017-01-1512.
The validation of vehicle aerodynamic simulation results to wind tunnel test results and simulation accuracy improvement attract considerable attention of many automotive manufacturers. In order to improve the simulation accuracy, a simulation model of the ground effects simulation system of the aerodynamic wind tunnel of the Shanghai Automotive Wind Tunnel Center was built. The model includes the scoop, the distributed suction, the tangential blowing, the moving belt and the wheel belts. The simulated boundary layer profile and the pressure distribution agree well with test results. The baseline model and multiple design changes of the new Buick Excelle GT are simulated. The simulation results agree very well with test results.