This report starts with an overview of aerodynamic drag losses of heavy duty trucks. Preliminary computational results of the large eddy simulation (LES) on the drag coefficients versus the gap widths and that on various yaw angles are presented. Flows around the semi-truck models are visualized.
LES Simulation of Aerodynamic Drag for Heavy Duty Trailer Trucks
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Nakamura, S, Hively, EM, & Conlisk, AT. "LES Simulation of Aerodynamic Drag for Heavy Duty Trailer Trucks." Proceedings of the ASME 2002 Joint U.S.-European Fluids Engineering Division Conference. Volume 1: Fora, Parts A and B. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. July 14–18, 2002. pp. 1037-1043. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2002-31427
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