Browse Publications Technical Papers 2011-01-0763
2011-04-12

A New Empirical Formula for Calculating Vehicles' Frontal Area 2011-01-0763

The main objective of this research is to find a general empirical formula to predict vehicle frontal area applied to most types of vehicles. This was done on 21 vehicles; passenger cars, buses and trucks by calculating their frontal area by using image processing technique on cars photos extracted from catalogues. The software (Data Fit) is used to establish the required empirical formula. The results showed that the empirical formula is simple and accurate enough for finding out the vehicles frontal areas.

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