Wind Tunnel Testing of JSAE Standard Low-aerodynamic-drag Vehicle Body Using 1/5 Scale Model

Kenjiro Shimano, Takahiro Kumano, Michitoshi Takagi, Kenji Ono, Nariaki Horinouchi, Seiji Tarumi

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    Abstract

    As computational fluid dynamics plays a crucial role in vehicle body design, the CFD committee, one of the technical committees comprising JSAE, embarked on a benchmark project in which a number of CFD codes would be tested on the same vehicle body. A wind tunnel test of the 1/5 scale model was conducted to provide reference data for the benchmark test. In this paper, details of the measurements are presented. On the body surface, smooth flow patterns were visualised by tufting. It was also found that total pressure loss in the wake of the model displayed a unique pattern similar to a mushroom cloud.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)51-60
    Number of pages10
    JournalReview of Automotive Engineering
    Volume30
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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