ISSN: 1999-8716

Keywords : ride height


EFFECT OF INCREASING RIDE HEIGHT ON THE GENERATED AERO-DYNAMICAL FORCES

DIYALA JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCES, 2017, Volume 10, Issue 4, Pages 144-154

In this study, the changing in ride height of the car, which is usually arbitrarily been made, has been investigated. Many reasons could be achieved when ride has been increased, but without consideration of the undesired outcomes such as the related aero-dynamical forces effect. In this study, wind tunnel with fixed sedan car model was used. The model was easily allowed changing of the ride height. A range of velocities had been used as well. The General Full Factorial Method and Analysis of Variance were the convenient analytical tools in this study. The results showed that the drag force increased when ride height increased, especially, at the fronted point (stagnation point) which might increase fuel consumption and related pollution..