SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition

Technical Session Schedule

Tuesday, April 8

Vehicle Aerodynamics (Part 3 of 10): Rotating Flows
(Session Code: B500)

Room 430 A  2:40 p.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 - Bahram Khalighi, General Motors Co.; Arturo Guzman, Chrysler Group LLC; Taeyoung Han, General Motors Co.; Raymond Leto; Todd Lounsberry, Chrysler Group LLC; James T. McKillen, 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; Thomas N. Ramsay, 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
2:40 p.m. 2014-01-0585
Model Scale Based Process for the Development of Aerodynamic Tire Characteristics
Felix Wittmeier, Timo Kuthada, Nils Widdecke, Jochen Wiedemann, IVK / FKFS University of Stuttgart
3:00 p.m. 2014-01-0606
Investigation of Wheel Aerodynamic Resistance of Passenger Cars
Alexey Vdovin, Lennart Lofdahl, Chalmers Univ. of Technology; Simone Sebben, Volvo Car Corp.
3:20 p.m. 2014-01-0615
A Computational Investigation of Ground Simulation for a Saloon Car
Sofie Koitrand, Jaguar Land Rover; Lennart Lofdahl, Sven Rehnberg, Chalmers University of Technology; Adrian Gaylard, Jaguar Land Rover
3:40 p.m. 2014-01-0616
The Effect of Upstream Turbulence on an Exposed Wheel Wake
Matthew R. James, Simon Watkins, Matthew Watts, RMIT Univ.
Comparison between Casting and Alloy Rim Pattern on Brake Disk Cooling Using Numerical Simulation (Written Only -- No Oral Presentation)
Sajjad Beigmoradi, Kambiz Jahani, Babak Ravaji, R&D Center of SAIPA

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