EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF THE AIR CIRCUIT FOR ENGINE COOLING SYSTEMS
If the ram effect is null or negligible, generation of the air flow required by the engine cooling system in a vehicle depends entirely on the fan. Currently, there is no satisfactory theory which permits the designing of the fan and the dimensioning of the system in restricted flow conditions; even experimental evaluations are neither easy nor generally applied. This paper presents a method for experimental analysis of the air circuit which compares fan "actual" performance with "ideal" performance. Examples of application demonstrate the practical usefulness of this method, not only for system development purposes, but also for providing empirical data which can be used during the design stage.
- From the SAE Meeting held February 25-29, 1980.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Costelli, A
- Gabriele, P
- Giordanengo, D
- Publication Date: 1980
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 20 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
- TRT Terms: Air; Automobiles; Cooling; Cooling systems; Fans; Flow; Performance; Vehicle power plants
- Uncontrolled Terms: Air flow
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile engines
- Subject Areas: Highways; Vehicles and Equipment; I95: Vehicle Inspection;
- Accession Number: 00322893
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800033
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM