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The Aerodynamics of Heavy Vehicles: Trucks, Buses, and Trains

  • Rose McCallen
  • Fred Browand
  • James Ross


  • Proceedings of the "Conference The Aerodynamics of Heavy Vehicles: Trucks, Buses and Trains", held Dec. 2-

  • 6- 2002 in Monterey, California

Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics book series (LNACM, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Keynote Papers

  3. LES and Hybrid RANS-LES Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. G. Iaccarino, P. Durbin, S. Talley
      Pages 65-74
    3. C. Hinterberger, M. García-Villalba, W. Rodi
      Pages 77-87
    4. Stephen Maddox, Kyle D. Squires, Ken E. Wurtzler, James R. Forsythe
      Pages 89-104
  4. CFD: Software Methods and Applications

  5. Experimental Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Luis Bernal, Abdullah M. Al-Garni
      Pages 129-129
    3. Mory Gharib, Francisco Pereira, Emilio Castaño Graff
      Pages 131-141

About these proceedings


This book includes the carefully edited contributions to the United Engineering Foundation Conference: The Aerodynamics of Heavy Vehicles: Trucks, Buses and Trains held in Monterey, California from December 2-6, 2002. This conference brought together 90 leading engineering researchers discussing the aerodynamic drag of heavy vehicles. The book topics include a comparison of computational fluid dynamics calculations using both steady and unsteady Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes, large-eddy simulation, and hybrid turbulence models and experimental data obtained from wind tunnel experiments. Advanced experimental techniques including three-dimensional particle image velocimetry are presented as well, along with their use in evaluating drag reduction devices.


Detached-Eddy Simulation Large Eddy Simulation Particle Image Velocimetry RANS-LES Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes Ventil computational fluid dynamics fluid dynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Rose McCallen
    • 1
  • Fred Browand
    • 2
  • James Ross
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Advanced Fluid Dynamics ApplicationsLawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLivermoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Aerospace and Mechanical EngineeringUniverity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Research Center MS 260-1, Experimental Aerophysics BranchNASA-AmesMoffett FieldUSA

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