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-Mechanical Engineering - Vehicle Design

-Mechanical Engineering - Vehicle Design

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Mechanical EngineeringME 481Vehicle DesignFall 2000
 Lecture Notes
 By Richard B. Hathaway, Ph.D., PE  Professor  Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering 
 
Section 1Energy ConsumptionandPower Requirements in Design
2
 
 Aerodynamics and Rolling Resistance
GENERAL FORMULAS - AERODYNAMICDynamic Pressure:
2
21
v P 
ρ 
=
Drag Force:
)(21
2
 R f  Av F 
ρ 
=
 Av F 
2
21
 ρ 
=
20
)()2.1( 21
vv A F 
+=
Aero Power 
 f(RE) A(2) = P 
3
 ρ 
C
d
= coefficient of drag
ρ
= air density
1.2 kg/m
3
A = projected frontal area (m
2
)
f(RE) = Reynolds number
v = vehicle velocity (m/sec)V
0
= headwind velocity
ENGLISH UNITS
 A )10 X (6.93= H
3-6 aero
where:A = area (ft
2
)V = velocity (MPH)C
d
= drag coefficient
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