SG2211 Vehicle Aerodynamics 6.0 credits
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Content and learning outcomes
Overview and review of physical fundamentals of Fluid dynamics. Boundary layers and vorticity. Fluid mechanics of aerodynamic bodies. Bluff body aerodynamics. Aerodynamic forces on road vehicles; their evaluation and possible strategies for their control. Design aspects of external and internal flows in vehicles. During the course seminars will be given on experimental and numerical methods in vehicle aerodynamics, aerodynamics of high-performance cars and aerodynamics of commercial vehicles.
Intended learning outcomes
The course is meant to give the students an introduction and an enhancement of their knowledge of fluid mechanics applied in the area of vehicle engineering. Different methodologies for the evaluation of the aerodynamic forces will be introduced. At the end of the course the students should be able to analyse and criticise present solutions and make an attempt of a good aerodynamic design.
Literature and preparations
SG1217 (for T), SG1220 (for M), SG2223 (for F).
English B / English 6
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 0.8 credits, grading scale: P, F
- PRO1 - Project, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Examination, 2.2 credits, grading scale: P, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Other requirements for final grade
One written exam (TEN1; 2,2 university credits), written project (PROJ; 3 university credits), laboratory work (LAB1; 0.8 university credits).
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web SG2211