The goal of this two-day seminar is to introduce engineers and managers to the basic principles of cooling airflow systems for commercial and off-road vehicles. Participants will learn about vehicle/product constraints, integration issues, cooling airflow, system resistance, fans, shrouds, radiators, coolers, estimating heat rejection, thermal accumulation, air recirculation, system performance, and underhood airflow. Basic concepts will be reinforced with in-class discussion of case studies.Included in this seminar is the SAE paper A Systems Engineering Approach to Engine Cooling Design; The 44th L. Ray Buckendale Lecture.
Note: A similar course is available on demand!
PD331240ON - Introduction to Cooling Airflow Systems Web Seminar RePlay
By attending this seminar, you will be able to:
OEM and supplier engineers and managers who are involved with vehicle cooling systems, or who interface with vehicle program management on these issues, will benefit from this seminar. Graduate-level students interested in cooling systems will also find it instructive.
Participants should have an undergraduate engineering degree. Exposure to thermal product development is helpful, but not required.
“Jack Williams was an excellent instructor. He has a wealth of experience in all phases of aerodynamics and heat exchanger design. I learned more than I thought I would. This course is a must for engineers working in the area of engine cooling systems.”
Robert W. Cummings P.E.
Robert W. Cummings
"This program is a must for all engineers who work in the thermal management side of the business."
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.
Mr. Williams is the principal at Airflow & Aerodynamics Engineering, LLC and an independent consultant specializing in the design and development of thermal management systems and vehicle aerodynamics. He is an adjunct faculty member at the Lawrence Technological University (LTU) and a guest lecturer for their MSAE Program on Automotive Mechanical Systems. In addition to his consulting work, he conducts professional development seminars for engineers on cooling systems, HEV battery thermal management, and road vehicle aerodynamics. Mr. Williams has been acquiring engineering management experience since 1998, in product development at Ford Motor Co. Additionally, he was an aerodynamics project leader with the USAF Aeronautical Systems Division at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio where he specialized in engine/aircraft integration, gas turbine engine performance, inlet design, and aircraft mission analysis. An active member of the SAE, Mr. Williams has authored over twenty technical papers, given invited lectures at major mid-west universities, and has received professional awards and international recognition for his innovative work. He is a recipient of the Henry Ford II Technology Award, the SAE Industrial Lectureship Award, the SAE Oral Presentation Award, and the SAE Forest R. McFarland Award. He holds a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Detroit and an M.S. in Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering from the United States Air Force Institute of Technology.