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An evaluation of drag coefficient of wind turbine system installed on moving car

Mohd, Sofian and Rosly, Nurhayati and Jamit, Rexca Anak and Shamsudin, Syariful Syafiq and Abdullah, Aslam (2014) An evaluation of drag coefficient of wind turbine system installed on moving car. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 660. pp. 689-693. ISSN 1662-7482

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Abstract

This study presents a simulation result of an evaluation of the aerodynamic performance of a moving car with a wind turbine system. Sedan type cars (approaching the size of Proton Wira car) were modeled using the SolidWork software and simulation was done by ANSYS FLUENT software. Three car models with different wind turbine system positions (in front of the front bumper, on top of the hood and on top of the roof) plus one model without the wind turbine system were simulated. The study proved that the position of the wind turbine system installation will change the characteristic of the air flow around the car body and affects the aerodynamic performance of the car. Extended front bumper of a car is not significantly affecting the aerodynamic performance of the car. This extended bumper seems to be the suitable area to install a wind turbine system and the investigation shows that the aerodynamic performance of the car improved due to lower drag coefficient, Cd..

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: aerodynamic performance; moving vehicle; wind turbine system; CFD simulation; ANSYS FLUENT
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics > TL500-778 Aeronautics. Aeronautical engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Aeronautical Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2015 06:37
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2015 06:37
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6366
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