<b>Experiment on Drag Force of Car Models Arranged in a Line</b><b> </b>

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<p>The paper deals with the drag force acting on a car in a line of cars with an experiment using scale car models in a passing water tank. The drag force of a car model was measured and the velocity field around it was also measured by PIV.<b> </b>The drag force reduction on a car model in a line was confirmed, which was known as effects of a <i>slipstream</i> and a <i>backslip</i>.<b> </b>The velocity fields revealed the relationship of the vortex in the wake of the car model to the drag force.<b> </b>When the following car was in the wake of the leading car, the drag force of both the following and leading cars was reduced.</p>

Journal

  • Advanced Experimental Mechanics

    Advanced Experimental Mechanics 3(0), 59-64, 2018

    The Japanese Society for Experimental Mechanics

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130007538755
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    2189-4752
  • NDL Article ID
    029207843
  • NDL Call No.
    Z63-D560
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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