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This tutorial was developed by Grant Weber and Heather Phillips as their term project for Mechanical Engineering 589 - EcoDesign and Manufacturing taught by Professor Steven J. Skerlos at the University of Michigan College of Engineering;  December, 2004.


We would like to thank Cheng, Krause, Thompson, Kostun for the development of their "ME599 Term Project Webpage", December 7, 2001.


The following resources were used in compilation of this tutorial:

  1. "ME599 Term Project Webpage"; Cheng, Krause, Thompson, Kostun; December 7, 2001

  2.; United States Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; November 29, 2004

  3.; European Network of Energy Agencies; November 2004

  4. "Reducing Drag Forces in Future Vehicles"; Diehl, Lopes, Miranda, Simu, Viji; Department of Thermo and Fluid Dynamics, Chalmers University of Technology; Autumn 2002;

  5. "Contribution of Different Devices to the Total Drag"; Nedelec-Berroche, Nieter, Rousseau, Suard; Department of Thermo and Fluid Dynamics, Chalmers University of Technology; Autumn 2002;

  6. "Materials for Future Automotive Body Structures"; Wallentowitz, Leyers, Parr; Business Briefing: Global Automotive Manufacturing & Technology 2003

  7. "Natural Capitalism"; Hawken, A. Lovins, L. Lovins; published by Little, Brown (1999); page 29

  8. "How Diesel Engines Work"; Brain; from; 2004

  9. ADVISOR 2002; Advanced Vehicle Simulator software created by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Center for Transportation Technologies and Systems.
    Special thanks to Miles Chan ( for ADVISOR software assistance

  10. MATLAB Version Release 12.1; ADVISOR runs in the MATLAB/Simulink environment (note: ADVISOR 2002 only runs in this older version of MATLAB)

  11.; California Department of Transportation; October 2004
  12.; Environmental Protection Agency; Clean Air Act; National Ambient Air Quality Standards; November 2004
  13. Skerlos, Steven; Univeristy of Michigan; ME 589; Air Transport Lecture; October 21, 2004
  14. Masters, 1991; Gaussian Dispersion Figures