Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles: From Fluid Mechanics to Vehicle Engineering
Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles details the aerodynamics of passenger cars, commercial vehicles, sports cars, and race cars; their external flow field; as well as their internal flow field.
The book, after giving an introduction to automobile aerodynamics and some fundamentals of fluid mechanics, covers topics such as the performance and aerodynamics of different kinds of vehicles, as well as test techniques for their aerodynamics. The book also covers other concepts related to automobiles such as cooling systems and ventilations for vehicles.
The text is recommended for mechanical engineers and phycisists in the automobile industry who would like to understand more about aerodynamics of motor vehicles and its importance on the field of road safety and automobile production.
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Chapter 3 Performance of cars and light vans
Chapter 4 Aerodynamic drag of passenger cars
Chapter 5 Driving stability in side winds
Chapter 6 Operation safety and comfort
Chapter 7 Highperformance vehicles
Chapter 8 Commercial vehicles
Chapter 10 Heating ventilation and air conditioning of motor vehicles
Chapter 11 Wind tunnels for automobile aerodynamics
Chapter 12 Measurement and test techniques
Chapter 13 Numerical methods for computation of flow around road vehicles
Chapter 9 Engine cooling system
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