SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition

Technical Session Schedule

Wednesday, April 9

Vehicle Aerodynamics (Part 4 of 10): Aerodynamics Development
(Session Code: B500)

Room 430 A  8:00 a.m.

This session deals with the Aerodynamics Development of production vehicles, in particular investigations to improve the aero and thermal dynamics of vehicles via numerical and experimental methods, as well as documenting the tools and processes used.

Organizers - Todd Lounsberry, Chrysler Group LLC; Taeyoung Han, Bahram Khalighi, General Motors Co.; Raymond Leto; James T. McKillen, Thomas N. Ramsay, Honda R & D Americas Inc.; David Sims-Williams, Durham Univ.; Sandeep Sovani, ANSYS Inc.; Mesbah Uddin, UNC Charlotte Motorsports Engineering; H. Robert (Bob) Welge, Robert's Engineering Development; Arturo Guzman, Chrysler Group LLC; Adrian P. Gaylard, Jaguar Land Rover; Kurt Zielinski, Honda R & D Americas Inc.; Edward G. Duell, Jacobs Technology Inc.; Gary M. Elfstrom, Univ. of Ontario Institute of Technology; Gregory Fadler, Navistar; Mark E. Gleason, Chrysler Group LLC; Kevin Golsch, Navistar

Time Paper No. Title
8:00 a.m. 2014-01-0572
The Aerodynamics Development of the New Nissan Qashqai
Andreas Kremheller, Nissan Technical Centre Europe
8:20 a.m. 2014-01-0609
Differences between Air-Dam Spoiler Performances in Wind Tunnel and On-Road Tests
Daichi Katoh, Suzuki Motor Corp.; Kensuke Koremoto, Munetsugu Kaneko, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.; Yoshimitsu Hashizume, Suzuki Motor Corp.
8:40 a.m. 2014-01-0601
Aerodynamic Characterization of the Design Changes for the Facelift of the VW Bora
Yan Jiang, Jingyan Liu, Qiming Chi, Fang Lu, FAW-VW; Bo Li, Amanda Learned, Rui Song, Heinz Friz, Exa Corp.
9:00 a.m. 2014-01-0602
Effect of Rear-End Extensions on the Aerodynamic Forces of an SUV
Lennert Sterken, Lennart Lofdahl, Chalmers University of Technology; Simone Sebben, Tim Walker, Volvo Car Corp.
9:20 a.m. 2014-01-0582
Experimental and Numerical Study of Heat Transfer at the Underbody of a Production Car
Simon Huber, Thomas Indinger, Nikolaus Adams, Technische Universitat M√ľnchen; Thomas Schuetz, Audi AG

The papers in this session are available in SAE Technical Paper Collection, COLL-TP-00378 and SUB-TP-00004, and also individually. To purchase visit

Planned by Vehicle Aerodynamics Committee / Automobile Body Activity