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dc.contributor.authorDriant T.
dc.contributor.authorRemaki L.
dc.contributor.authorFellouah H.
dc.contributor.authorMoreau S.
dc.contributor.authorDesrochers A.
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-13T13:11:11Z
dc.date.available2016-06-13T13:11:11Z
dc.date.issued2014-12-31
dc.identifier.issn0098-2202
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11824/70
dc.description.abstractThis paper deals with a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and experimental drag analysis on an isolated rotating wheel subsystem (including its accessories: tire, suspension, A-arms, and fender) of a motor tricycle vehicle with two wheels in front. The main goal of the present work is to study the effect of the fender on the wheel subsystem drag and its optimization. The Star CCM+ commercial code was used for the numerical simulations. Different flow conditions were simulated and some results were validated by comparison to wind tunnel experimental results. To perform drag optimization, several aerodynamic fender shapes were designed and simulated as part of the subsystem. A drastic drag reduction up to 30.6% compared to the original wheel subsystem was achieved through numerical simulations.
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dc.languageeng
dc.publisherJournal of Fluids Engineering
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/es/
dc.subjectCommercial codes
dc.subjectDrag optimization
dc.subjectFlow condition
dc.subjectRotating wheels
dc.subjectAerodynamics
dc.subjectComputational fluid dynamics
dc.subjectComputer simulation
dc.subjectDrag reduction
dc.subjectNumerical models
dc.subjectWheels
dc.titleAerodynamic study of a tricycle wheel subsystem for drag reduction
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.doi10.1115/1.4025644
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://fluidsengineering.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/article.aspx?articleid=1752000


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