Both vehicle aerodynamics and thermal management have great impact on fuel consumption and emission. Following the recent political discussions for new regulations and also the demands of car drivers for saving fuel costs and improved comfort, great effort is needed to fulfil the requirements. Innovative approaches must be developed. New design solutions in both fields are necessary, and therefore also the relevant development tools have to be improved. Moreover, shorter development times are required to satisfy the ever changing market.
Thermal System Development: Process and Tools – Virtual Thermal Management in Cars: Requirements and Implementation – Challenges in Wind Tunnel Testing – Wind Tunnel Upgrade – Buffeting Suppression Technologies for Automotive Wind Tunnels Tested on a Scale Model – Effect of Free Stream Turbulence on Road Vehicle Aerodynamics – High Performance Computing for the Assessment of Unsteady Aerodynamic Forces on Vehicles Using Large Eddy Simulation – On-Road Wind Conditions Experienced by a Moving Vehicle – An Integrated Approach to Compact Electric Vehicle Thermal Management – Experimental and Numerical Investigations of Thermal Soak – Transient Simulation of a V8-Engine Cooling System – Experimental Investigation and Numerical Validation of Cooling Airflows of a Realistic Vehicle – New Possibilities for Aeroacoustic Optimization in the Underbody Region of Vehicles – Aeroacoustics of the New Mercedes-Benz CL-Class – Aeroacoustic Measurements in Turbulent Flow on the Road and in the Wind Tunnel – BMW Sauber F1 Team: The Next Chapter in F1 Aerodynamic Design – Aerodynamics of the New BMW 3 Series Coupé and Convertible – A Numerical Approach to Brake Disk Cooling
This book is intended for engineers, physicists, and mathematicians who work on vehicle aerodynamics. It will provide detailed information about the state of the art in numerical fluid dynamics. It is also addressed to people in research organizations, at universities and agencies. It may be of interest to technical journalists and to students.
Professor Dr.-Ing. Jochen Wiedemann is director of the Institut für Kraftfahrwesen und Verbrennungsmotoren (IVK), Stuttgart University, and the Forschungsinstitut für Kraftfahrwesen und Fahrzeugmotoren Stuttgart (FKFS).