A detailed drag study using the coastdown method

M. A. Passmore, G. M. Le Good

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This paper describes a technique for determining the components of vehicle drag based on the well established coastdown method. Using on board anemometers to continuously measure the ambient wind input and a sophisticated analysis procedure the method makes it possible for small changes in vehicle configuration to be analysed. The experimental technique and analytical approach are described and discussed in detail, and the accuracy achieved and that expected in further tests is highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Article number940420
Number of pages10
JournalSAE Technical Papers
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 1994
Externally publishedYes
Event1994 SAE International Congress and Exposition - Detroit, MI, United States
Duration: 28 Feb 19943 Mar 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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