Search for dissertations about: "Body drag"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 37 swedish dissertations containing the words Body drag.

  1. 1. Active Flow Control for Drag Reduction of Heavy Vehicles

    Author : Mohammad El-Alti; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Active and Passive Flow Control; Tilt-rotor wing; Large-eddySimulation; Heavy vehicles; optimization; Full-scale road test; Trucks; Bluff-body; Wake; Drag reduction; Aircrafts; Response surface methodology; Synthetic-jet Actuator;

    Abstract : This thesis considers the aerodynamics of trucks. The work focuses on the aerodynamic drag caused by the wake. Bluff-body flows are dominated by large dissipative vortex-shedding wakes with a low mean pressure compared to the high pressure on their frontal area. READ MORE

  2. 2. Drag reduction using plasma actuators

    Author : Romain Futrzynski; Gunilla Efraimsson; P. Henrik Alfredsson; Charles Mockett; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; flow control; drag reduction; plasma actuator; DMD; LES; optimization; pulsating flow; strömningskontroll; motståndsminskning; plasma ställdon; DMD; LES; optimering; pulserande flöde; Teknisk mekanik; Engineering Mechanics;

    Abstract : This thesis is motivated by the application of active flow control on the cabin of trucks, thereby providing a new means of drag reduction. Particularly, the work presented strives to identify how plasma actuators can be used to reduce the drag caused by the detachment of the flow around the A-pillars. READ MORE

  3. 3. Effect of drag reducing plasma actuators using LES

    Author : Romain Futrzynski; Gunilla Efraimsson; P. Henrik Alfredsson; Emma Alenius; Johan Revstedt; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; flow control; drag reduction; plasma actuator; DMD; LES; optimization; pulsating flow; strömningskontroll; motståndsminskning; plasmaaktuator; DMD; LES; optimering; pulserande strömning; Teknisk mekanik; Engineering Mechanics;

    Abstract : The work performed in this thesis explores new ways of reducing the drag of ground vehicles. Specifically, the effect of plasma actuators are investigated numerically with the intention to delay separation around a half-cylinder, a geometry chosen to represent a simplified A-pillar of a truck. READ MORE

  4. 4. Active Flow Control for Aircrafts and Heavy Vehicles

    Author : Mohammad El-Alti; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Trucks; Drag reduction; Bluff-body; Large-eddy Simulation; Wake; Tilt-rotor wing; optimization; Aircrafts; Heavy vehicles; Active and Passive Flow Control; Response surface methodology; Synthetic-jet Actuator;

    Abstract : Bluff-body flows are dominated by large dissipative vortex-shedding wakes with low mean pressure compared to the high pressure on their frontal area. This induced pressure difference is the major contribution to the total aerodynamic drag. READ MORE

  5. 5. Morphological antipredator adaptations in water fleas

    Author : Hans Lord; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : Body drag; Daphnia cristata; Reynolds number; viscosity; zooplankton; Bosmina; swimming velocity; cyclomorphosis; sexual dimorphism; head area; helmet angle; trophic condition; allometry; invertebrate predator; fish;

    Abstract : Some Bosmina and Daphnia species have the ability to develop extreme morphological antipredator defences, such as long antennules, high carapaces and helmets. The relative sizes of these plastic traits may differ substantially between populations, and also between individuals within a population, between sexes and during ontogeny. READ MORE