1977-02-01

The Calculation of the Flow Field Past a Van with the Aid of a Panel Method 770390

An evaluation of a first order ‘panel’ method to predict the pressure distribution on a bluff van type vehicle body is presented. Two cases were considered: a) single vehicle with and without cross-wind, and b) the overtaking process of two identical vehicles, The latter has been treated as quasi-stationary. The theoretical model incorporates simulation of the ground and van wake, whereby the wake geometry is based on experimental information.
Extensive pressure measurements were performed with quarter scale models in a wind tunnel for the above mentioned cases. These data permit a systematic comparison with the results of theory.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 18% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: Download multiple Technical Papers each year? TechSelect is a cost-effective subscription option to select and download 12-100 full-text Technical Papers per year. Find more information here.
We also recommend:
TECHNICAL PAPER

The Influence of a Horizontal Pressure Distribution on Aerodynamic Drag in Open and Closed Wind Tunnels

2005-01-0867

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

Experimental Investigations of Effects of Collector on Performances of Automotive Wind Tunnel

2008-01-1206

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

The Impact of Underbody Roughness on Rear Wake Structure of a Squareback Vehicle

2013-01-0463

View Details

X