Combining CAE and Experimental Techniques to Develop Optimal Defrost / Demist Performance in a Vehicle 2004-01-1506
Customer clinics and surveys have revealed the increased importance to the customer of good defrost and demist performance in their vehicle. Achieving this level of performance, within the time and cost constraints of a modern vehicle development program, places increased reliance on computational (CAE) techniques. However, this paper describes how the optimum development process should be to combine this reliance upon CAE methods with a newly developed experimental technique. This new laser Doppler velocimetry (LDV) based methodology is employed at all stages of the development process and complements the CAE techniques perfectly. The end result is optimized airflow management within the vehicle cabin – essential if good defrost and demist performance is to be achieved in a vehicle.
Citation: Swales, C., Capellmann, C., Crompton, M., and Matthes, M., "Combining CAE and Experimental Techniques to Develop Optimal Defrost / Demist Performance in a Vehicle," SAE Technical Paper 2004-01-1506, 2004, https://doi.org/10.4271/2004-01-1506. Download Citation
Chris Swales, Christoph Capellmann, Matt Crompton, Marcus Matthes
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