Flow Structure Characteristics of the Simplified Compact Car Exposed to Crosswind Effects using CFD

Authors

  • Muhammad Nabil Farhan Kamal Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Edu Hub Pagoh, 84600, Muar, Johor, Malaysia
  • Izuan Amin Ishak Sustainable Engineering Technology Research Centre, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Edu Hub Pagoh, 84600, Muar, Malaysia and Centre for Language Studies, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat, Malaysia
  • Nofrizalidris Darlis Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Edu Hub Pagoh, 84600, Muar, Johor, Malaysia
  • Nurshafinaz Mohd Maruai Malaysia Japan International Institute of Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Rahim Jamian Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Edu Hub Pagoh, 84600, Muar, Johor, Malaysia
  • Razlin Abd Rashid Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Edu Hub Pagoh, 84600, Muar, Johor, Malaysia
  • NorAfzanizam Samiran Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Edu Hub Pagoh, 84600, Muar, Johor, Malaysia
  • Nik Normunira Mat Hassan Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Edu Hub Pagoh, 84600, Muar, Johor, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37934/araset.28.1.5666

Keywords:

Aerodynamic forces, Crosswind, Flow structures, CFD, Simplified car, Aerodynamic loads, Safety

Abstract

Aerodynamic characteristics of a car are important in reducing car accidents caused by wind loading and in lowering fuel economy, continuing to be a major topic of interest. The restrictions of wind tunnel tests and the rising trend of numerical methods have been complied with by past researchers to investigate vehicle aerodynamics computationally. This research aims to analyze comprehensively the effect of crosswinds on a moving vehicle in terms of aerodynamic loadings and flow structures using commercial fluid dynamic software ANSYS FLUENT. This paper will focus on the CFD-based simplified compact car body developed in CATIA V5 by neglecting the external parts such as side mirrors and underbody.

Author Biographies

Izuan Amin Ishak, Sustainable Engineering Technology Research Centre, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Edu Hub Pagoh, 84600, Muar, Malaysia and Centre for Language Studies, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat, Malaysia

izuan@uthm.edu.my

Nofrizalidris Darlis, Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Edu Hub Pagoh, 84600, Muar, Johor, Malaysia

nofrizal@uthm.edu.my

Nurshafinaz Mohd Maruai, Malaysia Japan International Institute of Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

nurshafinaz@utm.my

Rahim Jamian, Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Edu Hub Pagoh, 84600, Muar, Johor, Malaysia

rahimj@uthm.edu.my

Razlin Abd Rashid, Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Edu Hub Pagoh, 84600, Muar, Johor, Malaysia

razlin@uthm.edu.my

NorAfzanizam Samiran, Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Edu Hub Pagoh, 84600, Muar, Johor, Malaysia

afzanizam@uthm.edu.my

Nik Normunira Mat Hassan, Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Edu Hub Pagoh, 84600, Muar, Johor, Malaysia

normunira@uthm.edu.my

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Published

2022-09-19

How to Cite

Muhammad Nabil Farhan Kamal, Izuan Amin Ishak, Nofrizalidris Darlis, Nurshafinaz Mohd Maruai, Rahim Jamian, Razlin Abd Rashid, NorAfzanizam Samiran, & Nik Normunira Mat Hassan. (2022). Flow Structure Characteristics of the Simplified Compact Car Exposed to Crosswind Effects using CFD . Journal of Advanced Research in Applied Sciences and Engineering Technology, 28(1), 56–66. https://doi.org/10.37934/araset.28.1.5666

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