Project: Investigation of the slipstreams and wakes of ground vehicles

Reference: CSU 28/4/59

Last update: 01/08/2003 15:24:30


To investigate the flow field (slipstream and wake) around a small number of generic vehicles.


Tests will be carried out using a large Moving Model Rig. The qualitative and quantitative data obtained will be used to develop computational fluid dynamics models to analyse the aerodynamic behaviour of ground vehicles.


AEA Technology Rail
PO Box 2, rtc Business Park, Derby, Derbyshire, DE24 8YB
01332 221000

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £51,007.00

Actual start date: 01 September 1998

Actual completion date: 26 November 1999


Investigation of the slipstreams and wakes ofground vehicles
Author: C J Baker
Publication date: 01/11/1999
Source: University of Birmingham.

Summary of results

  1. Executive Summary available on the DfT Web page Inland Surface Transport Programme - Executive Summaries

Departmental Assessment Status: Project completed prior to implementation of Departmental Publication Scheme.