1987-02-01

Sunroofs and the Cooling Loads of Automobile Air Conditioners 870031

Thermal characteristics of sunroof of automobile are discussed. Its impact on the transient temperature responses of the vehicle when exposed to the solar radiation is studied. The effect of the sunroof on the cooling load demands of the automobile is presented. The acceptance of sunroofs by the car buyers seems to have risen in the last several years. More advanced study on the sunroof and its impact on the automobile heating and cooling systems are needed.

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