Browse Publications Technical Papers 2008-01-1433
2008-04-14

Computer Simulation of Automotive Air Conditioning - Components, System, and Vehicle: Part 2 2008-01-1433

In 1972, the first SAE paper describing the use of computer simulation as a design tool for automotive air conditioning was written by these authors. Since then, many such simulations have been used and new tools such as CFD have been applied to this problem. This paper reviews the work over that past 35 years and presents several of the improvements in the basic component and system models that have occurred. The areas where “empirical” information is required for model support and the value of CFD cabin and external air flow modeling are also discussed.

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