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Old 01-13-2019, 03:43 AM   #79 (permalink)
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And another misconception is that assuming that completely covering the wheels always drops drag:

The relevant peer-reviewed engineering papers I refer to in the book include:

- Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden (Investigation of Aerodynamic Resistance of Rotating Wheels on Passenger Cars)

- SAE paper 2007-01-1047 (The Influence of Rotating Wheels on Total Road Load)

- SAE paper 2011-01-0165 (Influences of Different Front and Rear Wheel Designs on Aerodynamic Drag of a Sedan Type Passenger Car)

- SAE 2012-01-0178 (The Aerodynamic Development of the Tesla Model S - Part 2: Wheel Design Optimization)

- SAE 2004-01-1307 (Numerical Simulations of a Car Underbody: Effect of Front-Wheel Deflectors)
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