Fuel Consumption Reduction of Tractor-Trailers by Variable Body Geometries

Peter Fischer, Mario Hirz, Jürgen Fabian, Severin Stadler, Martin Prenner

Publikation: KonferenzbeitragPaperForschung

Abstract

Reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions represents a main objective of development in transportation industry today. As one component of driving resistances, the aerodynamic drag plays an important role. Especially in case of functional-driven design of commercial vehicles, unfavorable outer vehicle contours lead to high aerodynamic drag coefficients. The present publication introduces a patented approach of a variable body geometry for tractor-trailers to provide both, reduced aerodynamic resistances and maximum transportation space on demand. A prototype trailer has been developed and tested under real-life haulage conditions over a driving performance of more than 20,000 km. In this field trial, the measured averaged reduction of fuel consumption resulted in about 1.5 liters fuel per 100 km.
Originalspracheenglisch
Seiten805-814
Seitenumfang10
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 11 Okt 2016
Veranstaltung25th Aachen Colloquium Automobile and Engine Technology 2016 - Eurogress Aachen, Aachen, Deutschland
Dauer: 10 Okt 201612 Okt 2016

Konferenz

Konferenz25th Aachen Colloquium Automobile and Engine Technology 2016
LandDeutschland
OrtAachen
Zeitraum10/10/1612/10/16

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Aerodynamic drag
Light trailers
Fuel consumption
Commercial vehicles
Geometry
Drag coefficient
Aerodynamics
Industry

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    • Mobility & Production

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    Fischer, P., Hirz, M., Fabian, J., Stadler, S., & Prenner, M. (2016). Fuel Consumption Reduction of Tractor-Trailers by Variable Body Geometries. 805-814. Beitrag in 25th Aachen Colloquium Automobile and Engine Technology 2016, Aachen, Deutschland.

    Fuel Consumption Reduction of Tractor-Trailers by Variable Body Geometries. / Fischer, Peter; Hirz, Mario; Fabian, Jürgen; Stadler, Severin; Prenner, Martin.

    2016. 805-814 Beitrag in 25th Aachen Colloquium Automobile and Engine Technology 2016, Aachen, Deutschland.

    Publikation: KonferenzbeitragPaperForschung

    Fischer, P, Hirz, M, Fabian, J, Stadler, S & Prenner, M 2016, 'Fuel Consumption Reduction of Tractor-Trailers by Variable Body Geometries' Beitrag in, Aachen, Deutschland, 10/10/16 - 12/10/16, S. 805-814.
    Fischer P, Hirz M, Fabian J, Stadler S, Prenner M. Fuel Consumption Reduction of Tractor-Trailers by Variable Body Geometries. 2016. Beitrag in 25th Aachen Colloquium Automobile and Engine Technology 2016, Aachen, Deutschland.
    Fischer, Peter ; Hirz, Mario ; Fabian, Jürgen ; Stadler, Severin ; Prenner, Martin. / Fuel Consumption Reduction of Tractor-Trailers by Variable Body Geometries. Beitrag in 25th Aachen Colloquium Automobile and Engine Technology 2016, Aachen, Deutschland.10 S.
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