SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition

Technical Session Schedule

Thursday, April 10

Vehicle Aerodynamics (Part 6 of 10): Test Facilities
(Session Code: B500)

Room 430 A  8:00 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 - Edward G. Duell, Jacobs Technology Inc.; Bahram Khalighi, General Motors Co.; Raymond Leto; Todd Lounsberry, Chrysler Group LLC; 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; Gary M. Elfstrom, Univ. of Ontario Institute of Technology; Mark E. Gleason, Chrysler Group LLC; Adrian P. Gaylard, Jaguar Land Rover; Kurt Zielinski, Honda R & D Americas Inc.; Gregory Fadler, Kevin Golsch, Navistar; Arturo Guzman, Chrysler Group LLC; Taeyoung Han, General Motors Co.

Time Paper No. Title
8:00 a.m. 2014-01-0587
A Wind Tunnel Simulation Facility for On-Road Transients
Oliver Mankowski, David Sims-Williams, Robert Dominy, Durham Univ.
8:20 a.m. 2014-01-0598
Development of Full-Scale Wind Tunnel for Enhancement of Vehicle Aerodynamic and Aero-Acoustic Performance
Kenji Tadakuma, Takashi Sugiyama, Kazuhiro Maeda, Toyota Motor Corp.; Masashi Iyota, Masahiro Ohta, MHI-MS; Yoshinao Komatsu, MHI
8:40 a.m. 2014-01-0611
An Influence Matrix Method for Determining Boundary Interference on Automotive Models in Solid-Wall Wind Tunnels
Kevin R. Cooper, CooperAero Ltd.; Miroslav Mokry, WTISOFT
9:00 a.m. 2014-01-0612
CFD Analysis of Automotive Bodies in Static Pressure Gradients
Mark E. Gleason, Todd Lounsberry, Khaled Sbeih, Sreekanth Surapaneni, Chrysler Group LLC
9:20 a.m. 2014-01-0579
A Theoretical Approach towards the Self-Correcting Open Jet Wind Tunnel
Gerhard Wickern, Audi AG
9:40 a.m. 2014-01-0588
Experimental and Computational Aspects of Ground Simulation for Vehicles in Strong Crosswind Conditions
Mau-Kuo Chen, Fox Inc.; Wael Mokhtar, Grand Valley State Univ.; Colin Britcher, Joseph McGarry, Old Dominion Univ.
10:00 a.m. 2014-01-0620
A Cost-Effective Alternative to Moving Floor Wind Tunnels in Order to Calculate Rolling Resistance and Aerodynamic Drag Coefficients
Austin Hausmann, Smith Electric Vehicles; Christopher Depcik, University of Kansas

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