Submitting Campus

Daytona Beach

Department

Mechanical Engineering

Document Type

Patent

Publication/Presentation Date

3-7-2017

Abstract/Description

A system of wake control for a ground vehicle to help promote increased fuel efficiencies of the ground vehicle by modifying an air flow wake generated during the movement of the vehicle in a forward direction. The system includes at least one slot jet configured to be located along a rear profile portion of the ground vehicle. The at least one slot jet is configured to provide a continuous flow of air at a non-zero velocity when the ground vehicle is moving in a forward direction, the non-zero velocity being at least partially directed in a rearward direction with an output velocity less than a velocity at which the ground vehicle is moving in the forward direction, but sufficient to modify the air flow wake generated by the movement of the ground vehicle in the forward direction.

Patent Number

US 9,586,632 B2

Assignee

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Application Number

14/938,910

Date Filed

11-12-2015

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