Simulation of Class 8 Truck Cooling System: Comparison to Experiment under Different Engine Operation Conditions 2007-01-4111
More stringent heavy vehicle emissions legislation demands considerably higher performance for engine cooling systems. This paper presents a study of cooling airflow for a Freightliner Class 8 truck. The predicted radiator coolant inlet and charge-air-cooler outlet temperatures are in very good agreement with the measured data. The under hood flow behavior is described and potential areas of improvement leading to better cooling airflow performance are highlighted. The airflow simulation approach is based on the Lattice-Boltzmann Method (LBM) and is described in detail. It is shown that the presented simulation approach can provide accurate predictions of cooling airflow and coolant temperature across different fan speeds.
Citation: Bhatnagar, B., Schlesinger, D., Alajbegovic, A., Beedy, J. et al., "Simulation of Class 8 Truck Cooling System: Comparison to Experiment under Different Engine Operation Conditions," SAE Technical Paper 2007-01-4111, 2007, https://doi.org/10.4271/2007-01-4111. Download Citation
Bhaskar Bhatnagar, Dan Schlesinger, Ales Alajbegovic, Jeremy Beedy, Kevin Horrigan, Fabien Sarrazin, Bing Xu
Freightliner LLC, Exa Corporation
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