Development of an Efficient Power Train Cooling System with Effective Utilization of Front End Opening for a Utility Vehicle

Paper #:
  • 2016-01-0652

Published:
  • 2016-04-05
DOI:
  • 10.4271/2016-01-0652
Citation:
Ranjan, R., Brahmasani, L., and Khan, P., "Development of an Efficient Power Train Cooling System with Effective Utilization of Front End Opening for a Utility Vehicle," SAE Technical Paper 2016-01-0652, 2016, doi:10.4271/2016-01-0652.
Pages:
7
Abstract:
This paper reports a study on Charge air cooler effectiveness, Air intake pressure drop, Acceleration Performance and Rise over ambient temperature of a utility vehicle for different layouts of Inter cooler, radiator, condenser and fan module in order to finalize an efficient Power train cooling system layout. The main objective is effective utilization of front end opening area, eliminating inter cooler heat load on the radiator, so that radiator size, fan size and fan motor wattage can be optimized to achieve desired cooling performance requirements with the cooling system (CRFM) module. Effect of the intercooler effectiveness, Intake pressure drop, Vehicle acceleration performance and Rise over ambient temperature are studied and both the advantages and disadvantages of the proposals are discussed to finalize the better position of inter-cooler along with other engine cooling components.
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