CFD Analysis on Aerodynamics of an Automobile Body

Authors(5) :-Deep Patel, Jitendra Jangid, Yash Devani, Saurabh Goswami, Milan Vachhani

Vehicle Aerodynamics plays a crucial role and parameters such as drag as well as lift affect the performance of vehicle running at high speed. The various forces acting on a vehicle, like drag force, lift force, weight, side forces, and thrust and all these forces affect the fuel consumption rate of the car. The production of drag force and down force in automotive body are determined by analysis of air flow around it. A generic model of a sedan car and a wing type spoiler was designed in CAD software (Solid works) and performed CFD (Computational fluid dynamics) analysis on the car with and without the spoiler in the ANSYS-CFX and determined the drag coefficient and lift coefficient acting on the generic model of the sedan car. On adding the spoiler, it helps to increase the down force, which ultimately results in the stability of the vehicle and reduced fuel consumption.

Authors and Affiliations

Deep Patel
UG Student, Mechanical Engineering Department, ITM Universe, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
Jitendra Jangid
UG Student, Mechanical Engineering Department, ITM Universe, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
Yash Devani
UG Student, Mechanical Engineering Department, ITM Universe, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
Saurabh Goswami
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, ITM Universe, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
Milan Vachhani

CFD, Aerodynamics, Automobile body, drag coefficient, lift coefficient, ANSYS-CFX

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 4 | March-April 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-04-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 778-783
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1844232
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

Deep Patel, Jitendra Jangid, Yash Devani, Saurabh Goswami, Milan Vachhani, " CFD Analysis on Aerodynamics of an Automobile Body, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp.778-783, March-April-2018.
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET1844232

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