NOISE AND PERFORMANCE OF AUTOMOTIVE COOLING FANS

GM Research studies show that the peak efficiency and minimum noise operating points of a fan do not necessarily coincide. Therefore, the judicious use of both noise and performance characteristics is important in selecting the best fan design for a given application. These studies also show that decreasing tip clearance, decreasing pitch angle, and increasing chord at a given solidity will increase fan efficiency, while decreasing tip clearance, optimizing pitch angle, optimizing camber, and optimizing solidity will reduce fan noise.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the SAE Meeting held February 25-29, 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Mellin, R C
  • Publication Date: 1980

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322850
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800031
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM