OPTIMIZATION AND ACTIVE CONTROL OF THE UNDERHOOD COOLING SYSTEM - A NUMERICAL ANALYSIS
PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME FLUIDS ENGINEERING DIVISION SUMMER CONFERENCE 2010
1, PTS A-C
Here numerical analysis is focused on optimizing the vehicle heat exchanger by varying the geometry in which it is integrated in the vehicle's cooling system. This analysis also elucidates how one can affect the different parameters that influence heat exchanger performance in order to optimize their functioning, in relation to the geometry in which they are integrated. The two-dimensional computational code developed permits optimizing the performance of the cooling module by positioning different heat exchangers, in both driving and stop phases of the vehicle. The ultimate aim is to develop new approaches to controlling heat exchanger positions in a real vehicle cooling system.