Iterative Study to Improve Air Flow Distribution on Ventilation Unit Duct Using CFD Analysis 2020-28-0030
The aim of this paper is to optimize flow distribution on various ports of the ventilation unit. To improve the passenger comfort, ventilation unit need to be redesigned to get the uniform distribution in all ducts. There were challenges for the design modification on the unit to meet the distribution. The major challenge was to meet the distribution on the duct outlet without doing any design changes on the ducts. Hence the adapter which is the intermediate part between the blower and duct assembly is modified and simulation is done on the various design changes by changing the design of the adaptor part. CFD analysis is carried out on the ventilation unit with iterative design changes and achieved the target airflow and distribution. The analysis has been carried out on STAR CCM+ software.
Citation: Parayil, P., Sen, S., Sen, A., and Goel, A., "Iterative Study to Improve Air Flow Distribution on Ventilation Unit Duct Using CFD Analysis," SAE Technical Paper 2020-28-0030, 2020. Download Citation
Paulson Parayil, Somnath Sen, Anit Sen, Arunkumar Goel