Florida Center for Automotive ResearchFCAR
Less than 10% of the aerodynamic drag associated with heavy trucks and tractor-trailer combinations is associated with skin drag. The major contribution to vehicle drag is due to form drag, i.e. flow separation from the vehicle.
- Mirror-Cameras -> replace rear view mirrors
- Underbody treatment
- Side skirts
- Gap sleeves
- Wheel covers
- Aerodynamic front and rear cones