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Second International Conference in Numerical and Experimental Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles and Trains (AEROVEHICLES 2)
Second International Conference in Numerical and Experimental Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles and Trains(AEROVEHICLES2) will take place from 21 to 23 June 2016 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Date: June 21, 2016 - June 23, 2016
Location: Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
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Organizer: Chalmers University of Technology
Application Areas: Automotive, Train Aerodynamics
Special Fields: Aerodynamics
Deadlines: January 31, 2016 (abstract), May 7, 2016 (registration)
Type of Event: Conference, International

Aerodynamic characteristics of ground vehicles are
responsible for whole spectrum of properties from energy
efficiency linked to aerodynamic drag and safety to
environmental influence of vehicles on their surroundings
including air pollution and noise. Prediction of aerodynamic
properties of ground vehicles is a complicated task and both
numerical and experimental techniques are required for
accurate predictions and understanding of the flow behavior.
The aerodynamics of road vehicles and trains has many
resemblances and similar experimental and numerical tools
can be used for their improvement.

The reduction of vehicle drag is a key motor for improvement
of numerical and experimental tools. However, there are many
other aerodynamic aspects such as crosswind stability,
unsteadiness from passages of tunnels, platforms or other
vehicles, ballast projection for high-speed trains, aero
acoustics and soiling which require new improved approaches
in flow predictions.
Advancement in both experimental and numerical techniques
has occurred in recent years. More advanced facilities and
experimental techniques have been developed on the
experimental side. Introduction of time-dependent
simulations is the most important improvement in the
numerical vehicle aerodynamics. Furthermore, both approaches
are today used in development of techniques for improvement
of vehicle properties by flow control or aerodynamic shape
The proposed conference is meant as a place where engineers
and researchers can exchange their ideas in ground vehicle
aerodynamics. It is meant as a forum for engineers and
scientists from industry (manufacturers and operators of
road vehicles and trains) and universities for presentations
and discussions of the relevant advances in vehicle
aerodynamics techniques.

The abstracts are invited within following subjects:

- Time-dependent simulations of vehicle flows (DNS, LES,
URANS and related techniques)
- Novel experimental techniques applied in vehicle aerodynamics
- Flow control applied to road vehicles and trains
- Aerodynamic shape optimization of vehicles
- Predictions of rapid changes in vehicle flow including
wind-gust effects, overtaking, passage of other vehicles
vehicle or infrastructure etc.
- Numerical and experimental explorations of new techniques
for drag reduction such as platooning (traveling in convoys).
Event record first posted on July 2, 2015, last modified on July 6, 2015

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