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Three-Dimensional Simulation of New Car Profile

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Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, P.O. Box 21544 Alexandria, Egypt
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Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering and Technology, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT), Abu kir, P.O. Box 1029 Alexandria, Egypt
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Received: 17 November 2020 / Revised: 9 December 2020 / Accepted: 25 December 2020 / Published: 29 December 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics of Vehicles)
Aerodynamics has identified remarkable development in the improvement of fuel efficiency, reducing wind noise and increasing engine cooling. Moving body profile controls fuel the consumption rate. This paper discusses a novel car profile consisting of two airfoils Roncz (car profile) and National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics NACA 10 (car sides). They are used to create a streamlined body. Three-Dimensional numerical simulations of the full scale model (half domain) are performed to examine the effect of car profile on the drag coefficient and thus fuel consumption. Simulations are considered over a range of air flow velocities, from 20 to 45 km/h in a step of 5 km/h. The ahmed body is used to validate the results. Results are shown graphically for coefficients of drag and lift and pressure and velocity contours. They show that the design of the car profile is effective. View Full-Text
Keywords: aerodynamics; computational fluid dynamics (CFD); Ansys Fluent; drag reduction; shell eco marathon car; three-dimensional simulation aerodynamics; computational fluid dynamics (CFD); Ansys Fluent; drag reduction; shell eco marathon car; three-dimensional simulation
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Mansour, H.; Afify, R.; Kassem, O. Three-Dimensional Simulation of New Car Profile. Fluids 2021, 6, 8. https://doi.org/10.3390/fluids6010008

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Mansour H, Afify R, Kassem O. Three-Dimensional Simulation of New Car Profile. Fluids. 2021; 6(1):8. https://doi.org/10.3390/fluids6010008

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Mansour, Hamdy, Rola Afify, and Omar Kassem. 2021. "Three-Dimensional Simulation of New Car Profile" Fluids 6, no. 1: 8. https://doi.org/10.3390/fluids6010008

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