Ozeki, Y., Nagano, H., Kataoka, T., Iwase, H. et al., "Ventilation Characteristics of Modeled Compact Car Part 5 - Scaled Model Experiment for Heat Transfer Characteristics," SAE Technical Paper 2012-01-0634, 2012, doi:10.4271/2012-01-0634.
Accuracy of numerical simulation has to be evaluated through the actual phenomenon such as experiment or measurement and then it can be employed to design the air-conditioning system of car cabin at the development phase. Scaled model of vehicle cabin was created by the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan (JSAE) and the experiment was performed to obtain the detailed information of heat transfer characteristics inside the cabin under the non-isothermal condition. The sheet heaters were put to the inner surface of the acrylic cabin and they supplied certain amount of heat. The temperatures of inner and outer surface and air were measured to evaluate the thermal environment of the cabin. The results lead to enhancement of the data of the standard model of the cabin.