Search for dissertations about: "Vehicle Aerodynamic"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 44 swedish dissertations containing the words Vehicle Aerodynamic.

  1. 1. Numerical and Experimental Investigations on Aerodynamic and Thermal Aspects of Rotating Wheels

    Author : Alexey Vdovin; [2015]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; ventilation resistance; wind tunnel; brake cooling; ride height; aerodynamic moment; CFD; rim design; vehicle aerodynamics;

    Abstract : With todays and future environmental legislations for CO2 and other emission gases, all vehicle manufacturers are forced to further develop tools and methods to make their vehicles more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. One option to achieve this is to reduce the aerodynamic resistance since it has a significant influence on the vehicle fuel consumption, especially for velocities higher than 50 km/h. READ MORE

  2. 2. Sound propagation from sustainable ground vehicles from aeroacoustic sources to urban noise

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Nicolas Pignier; KTH.; KTH.; [2015]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; sound propagation; sound generation; ground vehicle; aeroacoustics; aerodynamics; Kirchhoff approximation; detached eddy simulation; Ffowcs Williams and Hawkings; ljudutberdning; ljudalstring; markfordon; aeroakustik; aerodynamik; Kirchhoff approximation; detached eddy simulation; Ffowcs Williams and Hawkings; Farkostteknik; Vehicle and Maritime Engineering; Teknisk mekanik; Engineering Mechanics;

    Abstract : Transportation is the main source of environmental noise in Europe, with an estimated 125 million people affected by excessive noise levels from road traffic, causing a burden of noise related diseases and having a substantial economic impact on society. In order to reduce exposure to high levels of traffic noise, two approaches are the topic of extensive research: preventing sound from propagating from roads and railways using for example noise barriers, and reducing the sources of noise themselves. READ MORE

  3. 3. Predicting the sound field from aeroacoustic sources on moving vehicles Towards an improved urban environment

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Nicolas Pignier; KTH.; KTH.; [2017]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; pass-by simulations; aeroacoustic sources; urban sound propagation; direct numerical beamforming; linear programming deconvolution; Kirchhoff approximation; moving sources; detached-eddy simulation; Ffowcs Williams-Hawkings; vehicle design; förbifartssimuleringar; aeroakustiska källor; urban ljudutbredning; direkt numerisk lobformning; avfaltning med hjälp av linjärprogrammering; Kirchhoffs approximation; rörliga källor; detached-eddy simulation; Ffowcs Williams-Hawkings; fordonsdesign; Farkostteknik; Vehicle and Maritime Engineering;

    Abstract : In a society where environmental noise is becoming a major health and economical concern, sound emissions are an increasingly critical design factor for vehicle manufacturers. With about a quarter of the European population living close to roads with heavy traffic, traffic noise in urban landscapes has to be addressed first. READ MORE

  4. 4. On Rail Vehicle Dynamics in Unsteady Crosswind Conditions : Studies Related to Modelling, Model Validation and Active Suspension

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Dirk Thomas; KTH.; KTH.; [2013]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Järnvägsgruppen - Fordonsteknik; Järnvägsgruppen - Fordonsteknik;

    Abstract : Crosswind stability of rail vehicles has been a research area for several decades, mainlymotivated by vehicle overturning accidents and higher speeds, but in recent times also byissues of lower energy consumption and track maintenance costs demanding lower vehi-cle weights. During everyday operation, rail vehicles are subjected to substantial lateralinfluences from track curves, track irregularities and crosswind, leading to large suspen-sion deflections and increased crosswind sensitivity. READ MORE

  5. 5. Investigation of Aerodynamic Resistance of Rotating Wheels on Passenger Cars

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Alexey Vdovin; [2013]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Wheel forces; ventilation resistance; rim design; aerodynamic moment; wheel aerodynamics;

    Abstract : With the current conditions of rising fuel prices and the toughening of environmental legislation for CO2 and other emission gases, vehicle manufacturers around the world are looking into the ways to make their vehicles more energy efficient and therefore more environmentally friendly. One of the ways to achieve this goal is to improve aerodynamic design of vehicles in order to decrease aerodynamic resistance forces. READ MORE