SAE 2014 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress

Technical Session Schedule

Thursday, October 9

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

Room 55/57  1:00 p.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; Ilhan Bayraktar, General Electric Aviation
Chairpersons - Angus Lock, Auto Research Center LLC

Time Paper No. Title
1:30 p.m. 2014-01-2452
Simulation Considerations for Commercial Vehicles in Strong Crosswind Conditions
Colin Britcher, Old Dominion Univ.; Wael Mokhtar, Grand Valley State Univ; Stephen Way, Old Dominion Univ.
2:00 p.m. 2014-01-2451
Measurement of the On-Road Turbulence Environment Experienced by Heavy Duty Vehicles
Brian R. McAuliffe, National Research Council Canada; Leanna Belluz, Marc Belzile, Transport Canada
2:30 p.m. ORAL ONLY
Determination of the yaw-dependence of CD from HDV track tests and comparison with results obtained in the NRC 9m x 9m Wind Tunnel
Bernard Tanguay, NRC Aerospace
Analysis of Vehicle Lateral Dynamics due to Variable Wind Gusts (Written Only -- No Oral Presentation)
Youhanna William, Walid Oraby, Sameh Metwally, Helwan University

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