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Old 06-13-2008, 05:07 AM   #1
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Low-Drag Trucks: Aerodynamic Improvements & Flow Control System Boost Fuel Efficiency

http://gtresearchnews.gatech.edu/new.../truckfuel.htm

Interesting, I wonder if the wing plans could be modified for the van and suv owners.
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:16 AM   #2
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Wow, good find...

I'm surprised that more long haul fleet trucking companies don't get involved in making their trucks more fuel efficient. I know that some trucking companies have time limits on how long their trucks can idle. Making life for the driver a real pain..
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Old 06-13-2008, 06:36 AM   #3
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For more detailed experimentation, measurement, and theorization about those ideas, see the PDF linked in this post:
http://www.gassavers.org/showthread....0465#post40465
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This reminds me of an earlier thread. http://www.gassavers.org/showthread.php?t=1195
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Nice, that's almost exactly what I want to do to the back of Marvin. I'll be using quartered pool noodles. The airfoil I will have a bit further underneath as part of a fairing for the rear live axle.
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