A web-based system that simulates aerodynamic efficiency of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) is being developed with funding support from England’s Department for Transport (DfT), according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ (SMMT) CV News Brief.
ACT will enable fleet managers to select the most efficient configuration of truck and trailer for an operation. It will assess the shape of vehicles and trailers and their combinations for aerodynamic efficiency under a range of conditions.
TotalSim’s Managing Director, Rob Lewis, said, “Using CFD, we can simulate the aerodynamic efficiency of any vehicle – usually to help make racing cars go faster – but in this instance we are interested in increasing fuel efficiency to reduce HGV emissions.”
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