The influence of distance between vehicles in platoon on aerodynamic parameters
Czestochowa University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, 21 Armii Krajowej Av, 42-200 Czestochowa, Poland
2 Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, 13/15 Armii Krajowej Av, 42-200 Czestochowa, Poland
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Published online: 4 June 2018
The paper presents the results of experimental and numerical research focused on the reduction of fuel consumption of vehicles driving one after another in a so-called platoon arrangement. The aerodynamic parameters and safety issues were analyzed in order to determine the optimal distance between the vehicles in traffic conditions. The experimental research delivered the results concerning the drag and was performed for simplified model of two vehicles positioned in wind tunnel equipped with aerodynamic balance. The additional numerical analysis allowed investigating the pressure and velocity fields as well as other aerodynamics parameters of the test case.
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