Special Issue "Recent Advances in Vehicle Aerodynamics"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019).
Interests: vehicle aerodynamics; thermal management; CFD for automotive applications; turbulence modeling; experimental fluid dynamics; wind tunnels; 3D separation
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Vehicle aerodynamics will play a decisive role in advancing energy-efficient and safe vehicles for future requirements of a climate-friendly environment. The interaction between aerodynamics and thermal management will undoubtedly constitute one essential aspect in the paradigm shift into fully electric vehicles. Furthermore, the functioning of sensors for safety issues and autonoumus driving is fundamental and places high demands on the requirements of the soiling areas on vehicles. Hence, the search for energy-efficient and safe vehicles will be fundamental in twenty-first century transport research.
The objective of this Special Issue is to contribute to the development and optimization of vehicle aerodynamics. This will be done through enhanced scientific and multi-disciplinary knowledge transfer, in which an interaction among different areas within the subject will be encouraged. The focus will be on improved energy-efficiency and safety by taking into account the shifting landscape of electrical propulsion and autonoumus driving.
We therefore invite papers on fundamental and innovative technical developments; reviews; case studies; and numerical, analytical, as well as assessment papers from different disciplines in the subject, that are relevant to the development of sustainable vehicles.
Prof. Lennart Löfdahl
Manuscript Submission Information
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- rotating wheels, wheel-house flows, and ventilation drag
- active flow control for drag reduction
- three-dimensional separation
- near and far wake flows
- soiling and contamination
- high-speed stability
- vehicle interaction, overtaking, and platooning
- high-performance and race-car aerodynamics
- wind tunnel development and certifications, WLTP
- real world flows simulations
- thermal management, cooling drag
- brake cooling
- battery box climatization, engine encapsulation, and HVAC