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Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles

  • Book
  • R-177
Published February 06, 1998 by SAE International in United States
Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles
  • English
  • 938 pages

This comprehensive book deals with the aerodynamics of passenger cars, commercial vehicles, sports and race cars, and motorcycles in detail. Related fields that are influenced by aerodynamics are also covered, including the effects of aerodynamics on fuel economy, directional stability, engine cooling, and passenger comfort.

An excellent introduction to the topic for the novice or student and a useful refresher and reference for the expert, the book focuses on: The fundamentals of fluid dynamics as related to vehicle aerodynamics; Design strategies; and Development techniques, as related to different types of wind tunnels, on-road tests and numerical methods.