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Review of passive drag reduction techniques for bluff road vehicles.

Altaf, Alaman and Omar, Ashraf Ali and Asrar, Waqar (2014) Review of passive drag reduction techniques for bluff road vehicles. IIUM Engineering Journal, 15 (1). pp. 61-69. ISSN 1511-788X

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This paper presents a review of the techniques used to reduce aerodynamic drag over bluff bodies such as cylinders, spheres, 2D bodies with blunt backs and their application to commercial road vehicles. The recent research carried out on the drag reduction is presented and categorised. A new classification of the techniques is introduced and major contributions under them are shown. It can be concluded that there is not much work done with realistic 3D bluff bodies, especially using passive methods.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4277/38912
Uncontrolled Keywords: drag reduction; bluff body; passive drag reduction; active drag reduction
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics > TL1 Motor vehicles
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Waqar Asrar
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2014 11:43
Last Modified: 25 May 2015 22:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/38912

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