Computational Drag Analysis of Passenger Car Using Splines and Spoiler

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)          
  
© 2015 by IJETT Journal
Volume-21 Number-1
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Vishal Shukla, Gaurav Saxena
  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V21P201

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Vishal Shukla, Gaurav Saxena "Computational Drag Analysis of Passenger Car Using Splines and Spoiler", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V21(1),1-11 March 2015. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group

Abstract

The main aim of this paper is investigation of aerodynamics of passenger car, measuring drag coefficient. This work proposes an effective numerical model based on the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) approach to obtain the flow structure around a passenger car with Splines and Rear Spoiler. The experimental work of the test vehicle and grid system is constructed by HYPERMESH. FLUENT which is the CFD solver & employed in the present work. In this study, numerical iterations are completed, then after aerodynamic data and detailed complicated flow structure are visualized. In the present work, model of generic passenger car has been developed in CATIA and generated the wind tunnel and applied the boundary conditions in HYPERMESH platform then after testing and simulation has been performed for the evaluation of drag coefficient for passenger car. In another case, the aerodynamics of the most suitable design of vortex generators is introduced and analyzed for the evaluation of drag coefficient for passenger car.

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Keywords
Aerodynamic Drag , Coefficient of Drag, Coefficient of Lift, Wind tunnel simulation, Hypermesh FLUENT, Passenger car, CFD.