Development of a Cooling Module Containing a Radiator and a Condenser - Part 2: Alloy Development 2001-01-1019
In conventional automobile designs, a radiator and a condenser are typically configured and mounted independently of each other. We have developed a smaller and more powerful cooling module by integrating these two products into one piece. The new cooling module has been designed to share the fin material and to have an insulating slit and other means for effective prevention of heat loss that occurs due to thermal conduction between the radiator and the condenser1). In addition, as one of the key techniques for integrating fins, we studied thermal spraying of brazing filler to the tube material and were able to achieve a practical-level cooling module through use of high-performance fins, contributing largely to the efforts to create a more compact, higher performance cooling module.