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Journal of Computational Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 785294, 17 pages
Research Article

Numerical Study of the Generic Sports Utility Vehicle Design with a Drag Reduction Add-On Device

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Delhi Technological University, Bawana Road, Shahbad Daulatpur, Delhi 110042, India

Received 28 July 2014; Revised 21 October 2014; Accepted 11 November 2014; Published 17 December 2014

Academic Editor: Fu-Yun Zhao

Copyright © 2014 Shubham Singh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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