Study of Windscreen Angles on Car Characteristic
The aerodynamic problem is associated with the shape of the forebody and afterbody of a car. The finite volume method is used to discrete the governing equations, the second-order up wind difference scheme is adopted for the convection term and the centric difference scheme for the dissipation term. The comparison of pressures nephogram and velocity nephogram are presented among nine rear windscreen angles of the symmetry. Analyzing the result, The results show that the different angle of the rear window, the flow separation and re-attachment points for the different; the resistance coefficient is also different. It is proved that the numerical simulation air flow of passenger car is feasible. The conclusions of analysis provide the theoretical foundation for styling optimization of car, it is of certain guiding significance for practical application.
H. T. Bao, "Study of Windscreen Angles on Car Characteristic", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 590, pp. 512-515, 2012