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Final Thesis (Diplom / Master)


Experimental investigation of a truck model in water


  • Design and construction of the truck-model
  • Implementation and testing of the required measurement techniques
  • Time-resolved pressure and force measurements
  • Flow visualization in water
  • Data analysis


  • Basics knowledge of flow mechanics and measurement techniques
  • Skills in Matlab and LabVIEW
  • ability to work independently
  • good with tools
  • Final report in english or german possible


  1. Wood, R.M. & Bauer, S.X.S., “Simple and Low-Cost Aerodynamic Drag Reduction Devices for Tractor-Trailer Trucks”, Society of Automotive Engineers, Technical Paper 2003-01-3377, 2003.
  2. Hucho, W.H., “Aerodynamik der stumpfen Körper: physikalische Grundlagen und Anwendungen in der Praxis”, 2nd edition, Vieweg & Teubner, 2012.
  3. Duell, E.G. & George, A.R., “Experimental study of a ground vehicle body unsteady near wake”, Society of Automotive Engineers, Technical Paper 1999-01-0812, 1999.
  4. Marqard, J., “Entwicklung eines Versuchsaufbaus zur aerodynamischen Untersuchung von Fahrzeugmodellen in einem Schleppwasserkanal”, Diploma Thesis, TU-Berlin, 2009.
  5. Fischer, A., “Widerstandsmessung an einem stumpfen Körper im Wasserschleppkanal”, Diploma Thesis, TU-Berlin, 2010.
  6. Glas, J., “Entwicklung und Anwendung von Schleppkanalkomponenten zur Messung des Strömungswiderstandes stumpfer Körper”, Diploma Thesis, TU-Berlin, 2010.
  7. Violet, J., “Entwicklung einer aktiven Strömungskontrolle für Versuche an einem stumpfen Körper im Schleppwasserkanal”, Bachelor Thesis, TU-Berlin, 2011.


Dr.-Ing. C. N. Naveri

Dipl.-Ing. Hajo Schmidt

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