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Track test evaluation of measures to reduce aerodynamic drag

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Author
Surcel, Marius-Dorin
Date
July 2008
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Introduction Aerodynamic losses, engine losses, and tire-rolling resistance account for approxi- mately 94
Author
Surcel, Marius-Dorin
Date
July 2008
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
6 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Trailers
Trailer skirt
Tractor trailer
Testing
Tanks
Operations
Greenhouse gases (GHG)
Aerodynamic
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 10, No. 5
Language
English
Abstract
This study aimed to evaluate, in an accelerated manner, several aerodynamic drag reduction measures applicable to Class 8 tractor-trailer combinations. The tests were conducted according to SAE J1321 Joint TMC/SAE Fuel Consumption Test Procedure - Type II (SAE International 1986). The test results show up to 5% improvement in fuel consumption for the test vehicles equipped with boat tail devices, and up to 7% for the vehicles equipped with trailer skirts.
Aerodynamic drag
Boat tail
Chip vans
TRAILERS
FUELS
TANKS
Haul operations
Fuel consumption
TESTING
Axles deflector
Trailer skirt
GREENHOUSE GASES (GHG)
Tractor trailer combinations
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