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Development of a Numerical Algorithm for the Evaluation of Aerodynamic Driving Stability of a Vehicle
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Development of a Numerical Algorithm for the Evaluation of Aerodynamic Driving Stability of a Vehicle
Kim, Chul-Ho; Kim, Chang-Sun; Lee, Seung-Hyun;
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 Abstract
The objective of vehicle aerodynamic design is on the fuel economy, reduction of the harmful emission, minimizing the vibration and noise and the driving stability of the vehicle. Especially for a sedan, the driving stability of the vehicle is the main concern of the aerodynamic design of the vehicle indeed. In this theoretical study, an evaluation algorithm of aerodynamic driving stability of a vehicle was made to estimate the dynamic stability of a vehicle at the given driving condition on a road. For the stability evaluation of a driving vehicle, CFD simulation was conducted to have the rolling, pitching and yawing moments of a model vehicle and compared the values of the moments to the resistance moments. From the case study, it is found that a model sedan running at 100 km/h in speed on a straight level road is stable under the side wind with 45 m/s in speed. But the different results may be obtained on the buses and trucks because those vehicles have the wide side area. From the case study of the model vehicle moving on 100 km/h speed with 15 m/s side wind is evaluated using the numerical algorithm drawn from the study, the value of yawing moment is , rolling moment and pitching moment . These values are smaller than each value of rotational resistance moment the model vehicle has, and therefore, the model vehicle`s driving stability is guaranteed when driving 100 km/h with 15 m/s side wind.
 Keywords
Vehicle driving stability;Vehicle aerodynamic design;Side wind;CFD;
 Language
Korean
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