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

  • Fred Browand
  • Rose McCallen
  • James Ross

Part of the Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics book series (LNACM, volume 41)

Table of contents

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Schimel
      Pages 15-15
  3. Flow Field Characteristics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. G. Iaccarino, F. Ham, Y. Khalighi, D. Bodony, P. Moin, B. Khalighi
      Pages 19-19
    3. B. Khalighi, S. Jindal, J.P. Johnson, K.H. Chen, G. Iaccarino
      Pages 21-38
    4. Bahram Khalighi, James P. Johnson, Kuo-Huey Chen, Richard G. Lee
      Pages 39-51
    5. Simon Watkins, Riccardo Pagliarella
      Pages 101-101
  4. Separation Control for Drag Reduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. A. Seifert, O. Stalnov, D. Sperber, G. Arwatz, V. Palei, S. David et al.
      Pages 115-133
    3. L. Cattafesta, Y. Tian, R. Mittal
      Pages 151-160
    4. Jason Ortega, Kambiz Salari, Bruce Storms
      Pages 161-178
    5. Christian Navid Nayeri, Johannes Haff, David Greenblatt, Lennart Loefdahl, Christian Oliver Paschereit
      Pages 179-191
  5. Design Optimization Techniques Related to Vehicle Aerodynamics

  6. Train Aerodynamics

  7. Poster Session

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. James C. Paul, Richard W. Johnson, Robert G. Yates
      Pages 259-297
    3. Gandert M.R. Van Raemdonck, Michel J.L. van Tooren
      Pages 299-310
    4. Eddy Willemsen
      Pages 311-315
  8. CFD, Numerical Methods and Application

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
    2. K. Sreenivas, B. Mitchell, S. Nichols, D. Hyams, D. Whitfield
      Pages 325-338
    3. Ramesh Pankajakshan, Brent Mitchell, David L. Whitfield
      Pages 339-348
    4. David Pointer, Tanju Sofu, Jimmy Chang, David Weber
      Pages 349-361
    5. Christopher J. Roy, Harshavardhan A. Ghuge
      Pages 363-381
  9. Vehicle and Tire Spray and Vehicle Interaction

  10. Drag Reduction

About this book


It is our pleasure to present these proceedings for “The Aerodynamics of Heavy Vehicles II: Trucks, Buses and Trains” International Conference held in Lake Tahoe, California, August 26-31, 2007 by Engineering Conferences International (ECI). Brought together were the world’s leading scientists and engineers from industry, universities, and research laboratories, including truck and high-speed train manufacturers and operators. All were gathered to discuss computer simulation and experimental techniques to be applied for the design of the more efficient trucks, buses and high-speed trains required in future years.

This was the second conference in the series. The focus of the first conference in 2002 was the interplay between computations and experiment in minimizing aerodynamic drag. The present proceedings, from the 2007 conference, address the development and application of advanced aerodynamic simulation and experimental methods for state-of-the-art analysis and design, as well as the development of new ideas and trends holding promise for the coming 10-year time span. Also included, are studies of heavy vehicle aerodynamic tractor and trailer add-on devices, studies of schemes to delay undesirable flow separation, and studies of underhood thermal management.


Buses CFD Heavy Vehicles Trains aerodynamics computational fluid dynamics design development fluid dynamics fluid mechanics mechanics numerical methods operator optimization simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Fred Browand
    • 1
  • Rose McCallen
    • 2
  • James Ross
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Aerospace and Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Center for Advanced Fluid Dynamics Applications (CAFDA)Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryL-098, LivermoreUSA
  3. 3.NASA Ames Research CenterExperimental Physics Branch MS 260-1Moffett FieldUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-85069-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-85070-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-7736
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