An unsteady computational fluid dynamics simulation of the viscous-turbulent flow around a tractor-trailer has been done using FLUENT’s realizable k-epsilon turbulence model and is supported by experimental validation. The primary objective was to compute a time-dependent solution of the flow around a tractor-trailer in a virtual wind tunnel and study the pressures on the floor.
A Computational and Experimental Analysis of the Flow Around a Tractor-Trailer
Mathur, GS, Taghavi, R, Hale, R, Bianchi, S, & Myburgh, R. "A Computational and Experimental Analysis of the Flow Around a Tractor-Trailer." Proceedings of the ASME 2005 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting. Volume 2: Fora. Houston, Texas, USA. June 19–23, 2005. pp. 777-785. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2005-77324
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