Study of the Effective Backlight Angle Influence on Vehicle Aerodynamics and Contamination 2020-01-0691
This paper examines the effect of rear effective backlight angle on vehicle contamination using contamination simulation results of a commercial vehicle. Highly-resolved time accurate computational fluid dynamics simulations were performed using a commercial Lattice-Boltzmann solver, to compare the rear end contamination with five different rear effective backlight angles. Additional aerodynamics simulations presented good correlation with published experimental data. The contamination results were compared with the aerodynamics simulation results in order to find trends between the two simulation types for different effective backlight angles.