SAE 2014 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress

Technical Session Schedule

Wednesday, October 8

Aerodynamic Design/Drag Reduction
(Session Code: CVA400)

Room 55/57  1:30 p.m.

This session will address processes, strategies and techniques for the aerodynamic design and development of commercial vehicles and components with a view toward improving efficiency and reducing emissions. This topic includes aerocoustics and aerothermodynamics including underhood and cooling flows. Technical papers on the challenges and limitations of current design studies, tools, methods and processes are desired.

Organizers - Kevin Horrigan, Exa Corporation; Richard Wood, Solus-Solutions and Technologies; Ilhan Bayraktar, General Electric Aviation; Rick Mihelic, Peterbilt
Chairpersons - Kevin Horrigan, Exa Corporation

Time Paper No. Title
1:30 p.m. 2014-01-2447
Evaluation of the Influence of Stakes on Drag and Fuel Consumption for a Tractor-Logging Trailer Combination
Mithun Shetty, Marius-Dorin Surcel, FPInnovations
2:00 p.m. 2014-01-2445
Aerodynamic Shape Optimization of an SUV in early Development Stage using a Response Surface Method
Shaoyun Sun, FAW R&D Center; Yin-ping Chang, Oakland University; Qiang Fu, Jing Zhao, Long Ma, Shijie Fan, FAW R&D Center; Bo Li, Andrea Shestopalov, Paul Stewart, Heinz Friz, Exa Corporation
2:30 p.m. 2014-01-2446
Fluid - Structure Interaction Analysis and Optimization of an Automotive Component
Marc Ratzel, Warren Dias, Altair Engineering Inc.
3:00 p.m. 2014-01-2448
Experimental Investigations of Vehicle Base Drag Reduction Using Passive Jet Boat-Tail Flow Control
William Bradford Bartow, Andres C. Moreyra, Trevor Hirst, Gregory H. Woyczynski, Alexis Lefebvre, Gecheng Zha, University of Miami

The papers in this session are available in SAE Technical Paper Collection, COLL-TP-00456, and also individually. To purchase visit

Planned by Commercial Vehicle Aerodynamics Committee / Commercial Vehicle Activity