Authors: W.-H. Hucho
Abstract: Reducing air drag is shown to be the most efficient way of improving the fuel economy of cars. Existing methods allow for a 20 to 50% reduction in drag, compared to the average drag of present-day cars. The increasing inherent sensitivity to cross wind has to be reduced by controlled flow separation.
Keywords: aerodynamics; basic bodies; drag coefficient; drag reduction; driving cycles; fuel economy; vehicle styling; vehicle design.
International Journal of Vehicle Design, 1982 Vol.3 No.3, pp.255 - 262
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