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Side Wings on Iveco 430 MY2015

Hi everybody

So I was wondering what are the wings on the side of Iveco 430 truck are for.
Now I suspect they are to create lift since they appear to be in a positive position, but I wanted to be sure of it for certain instead of guessing. And also, could you tell me how much lift does it creates (if it does indeed create lift).

Thanks

Hi @da_costa, I did do a quick google search but couldn’t see any wings on said truck. Maybe you could pop an image on here? I suspect the purpose would be vortex generation to reduce pressure drag, but without seeing it I would hate to speculate. As for how much lift, if it was for vortex generation it wouldn’t produce much, however, if you had a decent 3D model you could run a simulation to find out :slight_smile: would be an interesting project I reckon.

Look forward to hearing back from you,
Darren

Hi @da_costa,

the only explanation I could find about “side wings” was:

“OptiFlow SideWing is a unique aerodynamic solution that reduces the aerodynamic drag of a trailer, resulting in reduced fuel consumption and reduced carbon emission for long-haul operations.”

Source: http://www.wabco-auto.com/products/category-type/aerodynamics/optiflowtm-sidewings/

Is that what you were talking about?

Best,

Jousef

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Those things above the lights on both sides.