Develop Reynolds number simulation guidelines and methods for use with commercial ground vehicles test and analysis. The scope of this SAE Information Document is sufficiently broad that it encompasses the full range of medium to heavy commercial ground vehicles. The document provides guidance for Reynolds number and boundary layer assessment, modeling and simulation for aerodynamic evaluation and operational performance of commercial vehicles weighing more than 10,000 pounds. This document contains a detailed summary and analysis of available engineering data related to Reynolds number modeling and simulation for aerodynamic and performance of relevant vehicles and vehicle components. The document provides supporting engineering guidelines that may be used in support of SAE Recommended Practices J1252, J1321, J1526, as well as additional current and future aerodynamic and vehicle performance SAE standards.
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