Head of Department for Environmental Safety of Motor Vehicles,
Dr Mark Vaysblum
Head of Laboratory
The whole range of aerodynamic research into full-scale vehicle samples and their scaled models as well as the objects the performance of which depends on the interaction with the air flow (buildings, engineering constructions, sports equipment, etc.):
- optimization of vehicle exterior shapes with the aim to reduce the aerodynamic resistance and enhance the balance of lifting forces;
- investigation into efficiency of performance of ventilation, interior heating and unit cooling systems;
- investigation into the interaction of the test object with the approach flow (contamination, wind resistance, aerodynamic noise);
- determination of the draft-speed characteristics, the power balance and the fuel economy of vehicles.
The prime tool for the research is the full-scale automotive wind-tunnel.
Basic specifications of the wind-tunnel:
- Working compartment of closed type with slot perforation of the walls and the ceiling;
- Working compartment cross-section area 27 sq.m;
- Air flow velocity, maximum 200 km/h.
- Measuring forces and moments influencing a test object (6 components)
- Determination of the distribution of pressures, velocities and temperatures on the surface and in the preset volume;
- Visualization of the flow process.