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Mudguard Unveils New V-Flap Mudflap

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

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Mudguard Technologies, a woman-owned business, has unveiled its new patent pending V-Flap mudflap, designed to provide aerodynamics efficiency.
The new V-Flap is meant to reduce shock energy, while directing direct water and road debris to the ground.
The new V-Flap is meant to reduce shock energy, while directing  direct water and road debris to the ground.
The new mudflap uses hydrodynamics technique to control the amplification of splash by separating water and air before they turn into mist, the company says.

The V-Flap allows air to pass through vertical perforation that is in unison with the air displaced by rotating tires, vertical vanes to prevent sailing and vertical channels to direct water and road debris to the ground.

When shock energy overcomes the cohesion of the surface tension, the water droplet breaks into many droplets that can fly into the air. The vertical channel on the V-Flap constrains the bouncing of the water droplets within a restricted region. It removes excessive air pressure from the region to reduce the shock energy while preventing the breaking of the droplet into many. The vertical channel is designed to allow adhesion of the water droplet, forcing the water droplets to pull itself into a shape of the surface area and drive them towards the ground.

According to the company, the new mudflap also restricts road debris above an angle of 18.5 degrees or 10 inches from the ground and 30 inches from the center of the tire. Mudguard says the new product also reduces wind resistance by defining the path of the air and allowing the air to flow through its vertical openings. V-Flap mudflap has 11 vertical openings in each channel to reduce air pressure accumulation within the region.

The V-Flap mudflap easily mounts on existing brackets and does not require special tools. It's designed with structurally stronger mounting holes to withstand more weight and abuse, the company says.

More info: www.vflap.com

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