SAE 2014 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress

Technical Session Schedule

Thursday, October 9

Aerodynamic Test Methods and Applications - Part 1 of 2
(Session Code: CVA600)

Room TBD  9:00 a.m.

This session will address aerodynamic testing requirements, technologies, facilities and methods with a view toward improving efficiency and reducing emissions of medium and heavy commercial ground vehicles. Papers are solicited that address aerodynamic related corrections, correlations and assessments for various data sources including wind tunnel, and on-track/road testing.

Organizers - Richard Wood, Solus-Solutions and Technologies; Rick Mihelic, Peterbilt; Kevin Horrigan, Exa Corporation; Ilhan Bayraktar, Oshkosh Corporation; Angus Lock, Auto Research Center LLC; Simon Watkins, RMIT University

Time Paper No. Title
A novel method for fast and cost-effective aerodynamic testing. Estimation of aerodynamic drag coefficient and fuel consumed by drag forces with two hours of road testing.
Sermet Yucel, Certusoft; Germana Paterlini, Jon Magnuson, Melinda Moran, Fuelminer; Benjamin Worel PE, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Assessment of Class 8 Tractor-Trailer Aerodynamics in On-Road Wind Conditions Using Constant Speed Testing and CFD
Kevin Golsch, Navistar; Bradley Duncan, Kevin Horrigan, Joaquin Gargoloff, Exa Corporation; Jason Beck, Navistar
Analyzing Fuel Savings of a Aerodynamic Drag Reduction Device with the aid of a Robust Linear Least Squares Method
Jouke Van der Krieke, Gandert Van Raemdonck, WABCO

Planned by Commercial Vehicle Aerodynamics / Commercial Vehicle Activity