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The Wake of a Generic Estate Vehicle

posted on 2020-12-05, 04:12 authored by TERENCE RAAJ AVADIAR
Improvements to the aerodynamic efficiency of road vehicles provides environmental and economic benefits. This thesis examines the wake of a generic, realistic estate vehicle and seeks to identify the main sources of aerodynamic drag, and its time-varying properties. The results of this work will aid future vehicle design efforts that have been utilised research on simplified bodies.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Mark Christopher Thompson

Additional supervisor 1

David M. Burton

Additional supervisor 2

John Sheridan

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Engineering