Progress in Vehicle Aerodynamics and Thermal Management
Proceedings of the 9th FKFS-Conference
273 S., 243 Fig., 9 Tab.
ISBN: 978-3-8169-3253-6 www.fkfs.de
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.
Drag Reduction from Rear Body Tapering – Aerodynamics of the New A3 Sedan: Sportiness with Style – Enhanced Thermal Management for PHEV and EV – Heat Exchangers for Rankine Waste Heat Recovery Systems – Managing the Heat at high Performance and low Fuel Consumption: The New Porsche 918 Spyder – Effect of Non-Uniform Flow Conditions on Vehicle Aerodynamic Performance – Quantitative representations of unsteady aerodynamic effects on flat ride of vehicles – The new CLA - aesthetics and aerodynamics – Aerodynamic Shapeshifter - The New Porsche 911 Turbo – Developing Rapid Turnaround Techniques in Aerodynamic Development. Experiences with the Infiniti Emerg-E and Beyond – Use of Large Scale Optimization Techniques in the Aero/Thermo Development @ Ford – Investigations on the Flow around Wheels using Different Road Simulation Tools – Advanced Investigation Methods on Side Class Soiling – Studies Toward Validating and Implementing Open-Jet Interference Corrections
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.
The authors are a team of experts from the automobile industry, code developers and vendors, research organizations, and academia. All have contributed substantially to vehicle aerodynamics and specifically to numerical methods, and are currently active in the subject they are presenting.
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).