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Winkler, Niklas
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Winkler, N., Drugge, L., Stensson Trigell, A. & Efraimsson, G. (2016). Coupling aerodynamics to vehicle dynamics in transient crosswinds including a driver model. Computers & Fluids, 138, 26-34
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Coupling aerodynamics to vehicle dynamics in transient crosswinds including a driver model
2016 (English)In: Computers & Fluids, ISSN 0045-7930, E-ISSN 1879-0747, Vol. 138, p. 26-34Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper we assess the order of model complexity needed to capture a vehicle behaviour during a transient crosswind event, regarding the interaction of the aerodynamic loads and the vehicle dynamic response. The necessity to perform a full dynamic coupling, including feedback in real-time, instead of a static coupling to capture the vehicle performance both with respect to aerodynamics and the vehicle dynamics is evaluated. The computations are performed for a simplified bus model that is exposed to a transient crosswind. The aerodynamic loads are obtained using Detached Eddy Simulation (DES) with the overset mesh technique coupled to a single-track model for the vehicle dynamics including a driver model with three sets of controller parameters to obtain a realistic scenario. Two degrees of freedom are handled by the vehicle dynamics model; lateral translation and yaw motion. The results show that the full dynamic coupling is needed for large yaw angles of the vehicle, where the static coupling over-predicts the aerodynamic loads and in turn the vehicle motion. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2016
Aerodynamics, Crosswind, Dynamic coupling, Overset mesh, Vehicle dynamics
National Category
Vehicle Engineering
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-195240 (URN)10.1016/j.compfluid.2016.08.006 (DOI)000384866500003 ()2-s2.0-84982113221 (Scopus ID)
TrenOp, Transport Research Environment with Novel Perspectives

QC 20161117

Available from: 2016-11-17 Created: 2016-11-02 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved

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