To conduct computational aerodynamic performance modeling analysis of Aerohance Pods, Aerohance engaged CD-adapco, the world’s largest independent Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD)-focused provider of engineering simulation software, support, and services.
Reducing the drag coefficient of your vehicle reduces the fuel it burns. At various points on every vehicle, air disengages from its surface, creating turbulence, or drag. Reducing that drag saves fuel.
When AeroHance Pods are placed on your car at the points before turbulence forms, it enhances the flow of air contacting your car. This makes your car more aerodynamic, enabling it to move through the air more efficiently.
During computational fluid analysis (simulated wind tunnel testing) a pattern of AeroHance Pods were placed 10 inches before the rear windshield and along the rear sides of a Volkswagen Golf. This resulted in a reduction of the vehicle’s drag coefficient of 5.2% to 6.7%. That translated into just under a 5% reduction in fuel consumption for the test vehicle, or around an extra gallon of gas per tank.
A second round of computational aerodynamic performance modeling analysis provided similar results for the same vehicle when traveling 35 mph and showed that adding AeroHance Pods along the rear side of the vehicle reduced its drag coefficient by an additional 1.6%.
Adding Pods along the rear side of the vehicle further reduced its drag coefficient by an additional 1.6% – 6.7%.