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Consumption Reduction of Commercial Vehicle Combinations by Using Aerodynamic Principles

  • Thomas Indinger
  • Antoine Devesa
Research Aerodynamics



The research project “Energy-efficient Tractor-trailer: Consumption Reduction at Commercial Vehicle Combinations by Using Aerodynamic Principles” was sponsored by the German research community “Forschungsvereinigung Automobiltechnik e. V.” (FAT). The investigations were accompanied by the sub-working group “Commercial Vehicles Aerodynamics” of the working group 9 (AK 9) of FAT. The authors thank these working groups and the FAT for their commitment.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Indinger
    • 1
  • Antoine Devesa
    • 1
  1. 1.FluiDyna GmbH in GarchingMunichGermany

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