Test Procedures for the Evaluation of Aerodynamic Drag on Full-Scale Vehicles in Windy Environments 760106
Procedures for conducting full-scale coast down tests for the purpose of determining the aerodynamic drag forces on tractor-trailer trucks are presented. Tests were conducted on the baseline vehicle and on the baseline vehicle modified with drag reduction devices. Techniques for the evaluation of mechanical drag forces prior to the coast-down tests are given and a description of the instrumentation is included.
Citation: Walston, W., Buckley, F., and Marks, C., "Test Procedures for the Evaluation of Aerodynamic Drag on Full-Scale Vehicles in Windy Environments," SAE Technical Paper 760106, 1976, https://doi.org/10.4271/760106. Download Citation
William H. Walston, Frank T. Buckley, Colin H. Marks
Mechanical Engineering Dept., University of Maryland
1976 Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition