Thermal Flow Study on the Integrated All Aluminum Radiator and Condenser 2001-01-1756
Modular component design and development is a general trend in automotive industry to reduce size and weight, parts and cost, and to protect the environment. As part of the work to achieve these targets an experimental and analytical investigation on the integrated all aluminum radiator and condenser, which was brazed, has been carried out in the view point of thermal flow phenomena.. In the study, the thermal flow phenomena of integrated all aluminum radiator and condenser was examined in combination of wind tunnel and calorimeter testing for full scale prototype model and analytical modeling based on a finite difference procedure for solving the thermal performance describing flow, pressure drop, and heat transfer. The integrated all aluminum radiator and condenser proto was designed in cross flow construction with dual tank and single integral multi-louvered fin. The measured data obtained from wind tunnel and calorimeter are compared with the predicted results from the analytical model and good agreement with the data is observed.