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Old 01-10-2017, 01:25 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I for one don't understand people who insist on driving something completely stock. Like they are the specific demographic the whole thing was tuned to. Here's a few more things to think about. First this:



A long box van is a special case aerodynamically. The length allows turbulent air to reattach to the skin. This is called fineness ratio. Find a member called aerohead and look at his posts or albums. There is a lot on cab-van spacing, buses drafting each other, etc. Also there is a member named Sheperd777 that is building the AirFlow Truck Company StarShip

The other thing is some work by Robt. Englar that came out Georgia Tech:

https://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/770965
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SAE TECHNICAL
PAPER SERIES
2000-01-2208
Development of Pneumatic Aerodynamic Devices to Improve the Performance, Economics, and Safety of Heavy Vehicles
Robert J. Englar
Georgia Tech Research Institute
https://books.google.com/books?id=yN...umatic&f=false
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The Aerodynamics of Heavy Vehicles: Trucks, Buses, and Trains
edited by Rose McCallen, Fred Browand, James Ross

ebook from $124.54
https://www.gtri.gatech.edu/casestud...uel-efficiency
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Case Study
Low-Drag Trucks: Aerodynamic Improvements & Flow Control System Boost Fuel Efficiency in Heavy Trucks
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