The cooling efficiency of a radiator can drop when the air flow past the core is restricted due to fouling. Researchers from Covrad, Ltd. have performed a study dealing with radiator fouling. They found that the effects of fouling should be allowed for by considering the effects of increased pressure drop on radiator efficiency. Radiator cores whose front faces have large hydraulic diameters are least likely to suffer from the effects of fouling. In situations where core depth must be constrained, surfaces with high specific performance lowered surfaces are the most resistant to fouling.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 74-76
  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 88
    • Issue Number: 9
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334768
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM