Browse Publications Technical Papers 2018-01-0777

Parallel Thermal Management System of the Water Medium Retarder 2018-01-0777

The thermal management system of the water medium retarder using engine coolant (water and ethylene glycol) as transmission medium, omits oil-water heat exchanger in the structure. When the hydraulic retarder is operated, the valve is connected with the retarder and water pump, and then the engine coolant enters the working chamber. The kinetic energy of the vehicle is converted into internal energy of the coolant, and the heat is discharged to the external environment through the engine thermal management system.
The braking torque of the water medium hydraulic retarder is determined by the water medium flow rate in the working chamber. The smaller the valve opening degree, the greater the braking torque and the faster the heating transmission fluid. Small valve opening is not conducive to the loss of heat. It will affect the normal working of the engine and hydraulic retarder. In this paper, the thermal management system of the water medium hydraulic retarder is independent of the engine. Hydraulic retarder can be controlled individually so that to improve the auxiliary braking performance.
Firstly, the independent thermal management system is designed according to the heat dissipation requirement of the hydraulic retarder. Secondly, the heat transfer of the hydraulic retarder thermal management system is analyzed. Finally, compare to the thermal management system of the traditional water medium retarder and the paper. The results show that the thermal management system of parallel water medium hydraulic retarder can effectively use the radiator cooling capacity, and reduce the working temperature of the water hydraulic retarder.


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