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Ventilation of small livestock trailers

Gilkeson, C.A., Wilson, M.C.T., Thompson, H.M., Gaskell, P.H., Barnard, R.H., Hackett, K.C. and Stewart, D.H. (2006) Ventilation of small livestock trailers. In: 6th MIRA International Vehicle Aerodynamics Conference : Real World Aerodynamics. The 6th MIRA International Vehicle Aerodynamics Conference, 25th -26th October 2006. MIRA . ISBN 0952415631

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A large number of livestock is transported to market in small box trailers. The welfare of animals transported in this way is now assuming greater importance with the onset of tougher EU legislation. This paper presents the first study into the ventilation of small livestock trailers using experimental and computational methods. Wind tunnel studies, using a 1/7th scale model, highlight the important influence of the towing vehicle and trailer design on the airflow within the trailer. Detailed CFD analysis agrees well with the wind tunnel data and offers the ability to assess the impact of design changes.

Item Type: Proceedings Paper
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Mechanical Engineering (Leeds) > Institute of Engineering Thermofluids, Surfaces & Interfaces (iETSI) (Leeds)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 06 May 2008 16:35
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:05
Status: Published
Publisher: MIRA
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/3770

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