Simulation of Flow around a Bus with Active Drag Reduction System

Nesamari Mpho, Nesamari (2009) Simulation of Flow around a Bus with Active Drag Reduction System. [Final Year Project] (Unpublished)

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A simulation of a bus model dimensions 200 x 50 x 50 mm was conducted using CFD software FLUENT 6.2, in order to investigate the flow around a bus with active drag reduction system. Simulations were carried out for the base model which is the refrence point and two other spoiler models A & B. All models were designed using CATIA & GAMBIT, simulations were carried out for different spoiler angles. The spoiler model B proved to be most efective in reducing drag when the angle of the spoiler is 150. The spoiler model managed to minimize the drag force by 27 %. The active drag reduction system utilized is a spoiler which change angle at different speed (from 0 to 20 m/s angle the spoiler is 50, and from 20 to 45 m/s angle of the spoiler is 150).

Item Type: Final Year Project
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Departments / MOR / COE: Engineering > Mechanical
Depositing User: Users 5 not found.
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2012 12:24
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:44

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