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HPC-LES for the Prediction of Unsteady Aerodynamic Forces on a Vehicle in a Gusty Cross-flow Condition 2008-01-3001

The objective of this study is to develop numerical models for the analysis of unsteady vehicle aerodynamics and vehicle motion in gusty crosswind conditions. Several numerical models of transient crosswind gust are proposed and validated on a simplified 2D rectangle, moving at the constant speed, then entering the crosswind region. It is shown that one of the methods called ‘convective crosswind method’ is a promising candidate to accurately describe the dynamics of flow in crosswind. The model is applied to a formula car, and the unsteady aerodynamics acting during the sudden crosswind condition is investigated.


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