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Optimization Of Aerodynamic On Side View Mirror

Intan Zarina, Mohd Yusoff (2015) Optimization Of Aerodynamic On Side View Mirror. Project Report. UTeM, Melaka, Malaysia. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Potential energy savings by reducing the aerodynamic drag of the car is important in the automotive industry. As has been noted by previous researchers, side view mirrors are contributing to increase the aerodynamic drag of 2 to 7 percent. Side view mirror plays an important role in contributing drag and optimization of side mirrors are considered very important. Different design can contribute to different air flow on the vehicle side mirror. It also can cause a noise and vibration which will effect discomfort to the driver. This project is to optimize the aerodynamic drag from original design of vehicle side view mirror. Some important parameters were identified for the study such as height, length and width of the side mirrors. This analysis was performed using three different width side mirror models, while the other parameters are fixed. The simulation will concentrate on a velocity magnitude and constant pressure on the front and rear surfaces of the side view mirror. This thesis describes the assessment of the effects of aerodynamic flow toward the side mirror on the passenger car side view using Hyper Works AcuSolve simulation software, NASS Fluent CFD. Design optimization mirror shows great potential. Wider the width size of the model, the lower the drag generated. Parameters discuss in this study are the coefficient of pressure, total pressure, the coefficient of drag and lift coefficients. Pressure coefficient evaluated according to the design pressure will cause the mirror and the mirror surface vibration and blurring the image. All simulation results will compared with other researchers.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fluid dynamics, Aerodynamics
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Library > Projek Sarjana Muda > FTK
Depositing User: Ahmad Tarmizi Abdul Hadi
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2016 07:33
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2016 07:33
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/16047

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