Aerodynamic Flow Control for Vehicles

Aerodynamic Flow Control for Vehicles | Flowmetrics

Pressure Systems International, PSI, has been developing a dynamic actuator system to improve the aerodynamics of semi-trucks for fuel conservation. A new investment with Plasma Stream Technologies will lead to widespread distribution of the fuel saving system.

The new innovation uses plasma actuator technology to reduce aerodynamic drag on semi-trucks and trailers, resulting in fuel savings. The active flow control system that manipulates airflow around the vehicle, offers aerodynamic benefits without the added weight and maintenance issues associated with bolt-on aero devices.

The new design will be more adaptable and compatible with more door mechanisms than current boat-tail designs making this technology a better fit for transportation and freight shipments.

 

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