Oil Cooler Removal from Light duty Diesel Engines for Cost Reduction purpose 2020-28-0333
Currently automotive design is facing multi facet challenges such as reduction in greenhouse gases, better thermal management, low cost solution to market, etc. Considering these challenges, effort has been taken to improve thermal management of engine while optimizing the cost of engine.
Engine Lubrication system consist of Engine oil and oil cooler, which play vital role in thermal management as well as optimization of frictional losses by ensuring proper lubrication and cooling of engine components.
For better thermal management of engine, a lubrication system is designed without Oil cooler, proto type made and tested. This paper deals with evaluation of various engine performance parameter and engine temperature with and without oil cooler for light duty Diesel engines on passenger car application. Further solution of Oil cooler removal and Engine cooling improvement with the help of oil change is validated at vehicle level to understand real world behavior of the system. Finally test results were compared for further optimization in lubrication system. This is an example of Product Design change to have cost reduction of product.