Active flow control for drag reduction of vehicles using large eddy simulation, experimental investigations and reduced-order modeling
Paper in proceedings, 2013

The purpose of this short paper is to introduce first results obtained in a collaborative research between the partners. This research is dedicated to drag reduction of vehicles using LES, experimental investigation and ultimately reduced order modeling. First numerical and experimental results are presented. Experiments show that periodic forcing at high frequencies and amplitudes of the order of the upstream velocities can be viewed as a promising strategy for drag reduction targeted control of three-dimensional bluff-bodies.

drag reduction

Ahmed body

Large Eddy Simulation

vehicle aerodynamics


Active flow control


Jan Östh

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics

Sinisa Krajnovic

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics

Diogo Barros

Laurent Cordier

Bernd R. Noack

Jacques Boree

Tony Ruiz

Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium On Turbulent and Shear Flow Phenomena (TSFP-8)

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance



Subject Categories

Vehicle Engineering

Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics

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