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Author Tsybulevsky, Dimitry, author.
Title Evaluation of ground effect on the drag on an HPV fairing using CFD / by Dimitry Tsybulevsky.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  TA153 .Z954 2012 T79eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (xii, 172 pages) : illustrations, color.
Content Type text
still image
Format online resource
File Characteristics text file PDF
Thesis M.S. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-137).
Summary The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ground effect on the Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) fairing with different ground clearances, and its effect on drag using Computational Fluids Dynamics (CFD) software. The short term goal of this thesis was to use the CFD software package ANSYS FLUENT, to find how the ground clearance of the 2010 version of the HPV fairing affects the overall drag and to an optimal ground clearance for the vehicle. The long term goal was to create a guide to help future students use ANSYS FLUENT and other ANSYS software to create mesh and CFD studies to find external forces such as drag and lift coefficients on objects moving through a fluid.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on June 05, 2012).
Subject Drag (Aerodynamics)
Ground-cushion phenomenon.
Human powered vehicles.
Fluid dynamics -- Computer programs.
ANSYS (Computer system)
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Engineering -- Mechanical.
Alternate Title Evaluation of ground effect on the drag on a human powered vehicle fairing using computational fluids dynamics
OCLC number 850420937