SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition

Technical Session Schedule

Tuesday, April 8

Vehicle Aerodynamics (Part 1 of 10): Fundamental Aerodynamics
(Session Code: B500)

Room 430 A  9:30 a.m.

Vehicle aerodynamic development, drag reduction and fuel economy, handling and stability, cooling flows, surface soiling and water management, vehicle internal environment, tyre aerodynamics and modelling, aeroacoustics, structural response to aerodynamic loading, simulating the on-road environment, onset flow turbulence, unsteady aerodynamics, fundamental flow structures, new test methods and facilities, new applications of computational fluid dynamics simulation, competition vehicle aerodynamics.

Organizers - Taeyoung Han, General Motors Co.; Arturo Guzman, Chrysler Group LLC; Bahram Khalighi, General Motors Co.; Raymond Leto; Todd Lounsberry, Chrysler Group LLC; 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; James T. McKillen, Honda R & D Americas Inc.; 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
9:30 a.m. 2014-01-0590
Experimental Data for the Validation of Numerical Methods - SAE Reference Notchback Model
Daniel Wood, Martin A. Passmore, Anna-Kristina Perry, Loughborough Univ.
9:50 a.m. 2014-01-0613
Experimental Comparison of the Aerodynamic Behavior of Fastback and Notchback DrivAer Models
Dirk Wieser, Hanns-Joachim Schmidt, Stefan Müller, Christoph Strangfeld, Christian Nayeri, Christian Paschereit, Technische Universität Berlin
10:10 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Active Wake Refinement of a 25º Ahmed Body
Domenic Leo Barsotti, Sandra Boetcher, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ.
Aerodynamic Shape Optimization Based on the MIRA Reference Car Model (Written Only -- No Oral Presentation)
Yingchao Zhang, Wei Ding, Yu Zhang, Jilin Univ.

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