Investigation on Underhood Thermal Analysis of Truck Platooning

Paper #:
  • 2018-01-9175

Published:
  • 2018-04-13
Abstract:
A 3D CFD underhood thermal simulations are performed in two different vehicle platooning configurations; (i) single-lane and (ii) two-lane traffic conditions. The vehicle platooning consists of two identical vehicles, i.e. leading and trailing vehicle. In this work, heat exchangers are modeled by two different heat rejection rate models. In the first model, a constant heat rejection rates are considered as similar to no-traffic vehicle condition. In the other model, a varied heat rejection rates are implemented by considering an aerodynamic influence on fuel consumption rates. In a constant heat rejection rate model, the trailing vehicle thermal performance is significantly dropped in single-lane traffic due to reduced oncoming cold mass air flow velocities from leading vehicle. Also, the similar observations are found in two-lane traffic but at higher vehicle separation distances. In a varied heat rejection rate model, significant drop in temperature raise is observed in both leading and trailing vehicles when compared to a constant heat rejection rate model in the single-lane and the two-lane traffic conditions. In leading and trailing vehicles, the varied heat rejection rates are obtained from fuel consumption rates.
Also in:
  • SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles - V127-2EJ
Topic:
Access
Now
SAE MOBILUS Subscriber? You may already have access.
Buy
Attention: This item is not yet published. Pre-Order to be notified, via email, when it becomes available.
Select
Price
List
Download
$28.00
Mail
$28.00
Members save up to 42% off list price.
Share
HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL

Related Items

Standard
2017-08-14
Technical Paper / Journal Article
1990-10-01
Technical Paper / Journal Article
1990-04-01
Technical Paper / Journal Article
1990-04-01
Book
2012-11-01
Technical Paper / Journal Article
1990-10-01