Experimental Investigation on Aerodynamic Drag Reduction with Splitter Plate Technique using Wind tunnel

International Journal of Mechanical Engineering
© 2016 by SSRG - IJME Journal
Volume 3 Issue 9
Year of Publication : 2016
Authors : R. Ramanjaneyulu, K. Nagarjuna, G. Radha Krishna
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R. Ramanjaneyulu, K. Nagarjuna, G. Radha Krishna, "Experimental Investigation on Aerodynamic Drag Reduction with Splitter Plate Technique using Wind tunnel," SSRG International Journal of Mechanical Engineering, vol. 3,  no. 9, pp. 9-12, 2016. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/23488360/IJME-V3I9P103


The present work goes on with the design and analysis of splitter plate with rectangular cross section by varying length for reducing the drag force. Aerodynamic force plays an important role in vehicle performance and its stability when vehicle reaches more speed. Nowadays the maximum speed of car has been increased above 180 km/hr but at this speed the car has been greatly ascendancy by drag and lift forces. Drag force mainly reduces the speed of an automobile and also reduces the efficiency at high speeds. By using the splitter plate the drag force can be reduced. This device can be tested in the low speed wind tunnel for coefficient of pressure and coefficient of drag and finally the design of the model with less coefficient of drag should be considered as better one compared to other.


Aerodynamic Drag, Coefficient of Drag, Splitter plate, Wind tunnel


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