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dc.contributor.advisorMiller, J.A.
dc.contributor.authorGritte, Brian R.
dc.dateJune 1984
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-19T23:49:21Z
dc.date.available2012-11-19T23:49:21Z
dc.date.issued1984
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/19243
dc.description.abstractThere are three major components of the total resistance to motion of road vehicles: aerodynamic drag, rolling resistance in the form of tire friction on road surfaces and mechanical resistance in the form of bearing friction. Apparatus constructed at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California employs the measurement of total drag (aerodynamic drag + rolling resistance drag + mechanical drag) by means of coastdown testing and the measurement of rolling resistance and mechanical drag in an aerodynamic shielding trailer to determine the aerodynamic drag. Data acquisition and reduction is carried out with a portable dedicated minicomputer system. The apparatus is designed to yield drag coefficients with an estimated uncertainty of about one percent.
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/designofpparatus1094519243
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
dc.subject.lcshAeronauticsen_US
dc.titleDesign of apparatus for the determination of aerodynamic drag coefficients of automobiles.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentAeronautics
dc.subject.authorRolling Resistanceen_US
dc.subject.authorAerodynamic Dragen_US
dc.subject.authorDrag Coefficienten_US
dc.subject.authorCoastdown Testen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navy
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Aeronautical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineAeronautical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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