Drag Reduction Proof of Principal Research

The dust suppression project that was funded last year through the University Transportation Centers (UTC) discovered that the feasibility of drag reduction for large vehicles is feasible through extensive wind tunnel testing. Although the project was not able to test the full scale version on a trailer due to time and financial restraints, valuable data and insight was gained for future large scale testing. This project will utilize the knowledge gained from the dust suppression research and try to validate their findings on a full scale trailer. If time and money permits, flaps will be attached to the trailer to try to quantify the amount of fuel savings on a vehicle of that size.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $26400.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Center

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    4505 Maryland Parkway, MS 4007
    Las Vegas, NV  United States  89154
  • Principal Investigators:

    O'Brien, Robert

    Lowe, Daniel

  • Start Date: 20090415
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090531
  • Source Data: RiP Project 28310

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01467990
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0034
  • Files: UTC, RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:43PM