Fulfilled R&D projects

Numerical simulation and estimation of efficiency of vortex generators to decrease aerodynamic drag of the trailer

Keywords Trailer Mercedes Actros, incident flow, CFD, streamlines, vortex generator, aerodynamic resistance
Programs in use SolidWorks, ANSYS/CFX

PeterBilt Trailer
PeterBilt Trailer

 

Finite Element model of the trailer cabin. About 5 000 000 DOF
​Finite Element model of the trailer cabin. ~ 5 000 000 DOF

 


Streamlines and pressure distribution at 90 km/h
Streamlines and pressure distribution at 90 km/h

 

Streamlines and pressure distribution at 90 km/h (cabin)
Streamlines and pressure distribution at 90 km/h (cabin)

 

Truck cab airflow at movement with speed of 90 km/h
Truck cab airflow at movement with speed of 90 km/h (animated gif)