SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition

Technical Session Schedule

Thursday, April 10

Vehicle Aerodynamics (Part 10 of 10): Commercial Vehicles
(Session Code: B500)

Room 430 A  4:00 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 - Kevin Golsch, Navistar; 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; Gregory Fadler, Navistar; 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; Mark E. Gleason, Arturo Guzman, Chrysler Group LLC; Taeyoung Han, General Motors Co.

Time Paper No. Title
4:00 p.m. 2014-01-0608
Investigation of On-Road Crosswinds on Interstate Tractor-Trailer Aerodynamic Efficiency
Bharadwaj Sathiamoorthy, Matthew C. Robinson, Evan Fedorko, Nigel Clark, West Virginia Univ.
4:40 p.m. 2014-01-0595
An Experimental Methodology for Measuring of Aerodynamic Resistances of Heavy Duty Vehicles in the Framework of European CO2 Emissions Monitoring Scheme
Georgios Fontaras, Panagiota Dilara, European Commission; Michael Berner, Daimler AG; Theo Volkers, Daf Trucks N.V.; Antonius Kies, Martin Rexeis, Stefan Hausberger, University of Technology Graz
A Holistic Approach to Aerodynamics of Intercity and Interurban Buses (Written Only -- No Oral Presentation)
Vignesh T. Shekar, Ayyappan ThuraiMoni, Sreedhar Reddy, Anil Cherukuri, Ashok Leyland, Ltd.

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