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Numerical Study of Aerodynamic Interactions in a Homogeneous Multi-vehicle Formation

Maryam Mirzaei (Institutionen för tillämpad mekanik, Strömningslära) ; Sinisa Krajnovic (Institutionen för tillämpad mekanik, Strömningslära)
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Jets, Wakes and Separated Flows Vol. 185 (2016), p. 289-294.
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

An accurate and affordable method to study the flow features associated with vehicles in a homogeneous platooning is presented in this paper. It was found that only one pitch of a long-line periodic platoon would provide a sufficiently accurate observation of the flow interaction in the inter-vehicle region of the vehicles offering a significant reduction of the computational effort. The simulations of flow at Reynolds number of 30000 are made for a periodic platoon including slanted-back Ahmed bodies with a slant angle of 25 degrees and for four inter-vehicle distances, d/L = 0.1, 0.3, 0.5 and 1.

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Institutionen för tillämpad mekanik, Strömningslära (2005-2017)


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