WIT Press


Vehicle Surface Geometry Optimisation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR000631

Volume

50

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

890 kb

Author(s)

F.R.Haferkorn

Abstract

Providing sustainable mobility and reducing energy and air pollution in traffic is an important task for our society. An interdisciplinary team of computer scientists, engineers and designers at the Fachhochschule Dortmund used software tools, the inhouse data network and a data base (as a base for a future expert system) to collect and assess the surface geometry and cw values of vehicle prototypes. Vehicles were viewed as structures of cw and finite surface elements out of a prototype kit. Data sources were literature, results of measuring scale prototypes in wind tunnel and field experiments, and of flow simulations (CAD preprocessor I-deas and flow simulator FLUENT). Our protoyping kit method supports recombining, assessing and optimizing transit systems for the following indicators: - The transit impulse follows attractivity (velocity

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