1992-02-01

A Development of a Light Weight and High Performance Aluminum Radiator 920549

This paper introduces a new type of aluminum radiator that has been developed with the objective of high performance and light weight.
Aluminum radiators have recently been replacing copper radiators because of their light weight, but the heat rejection of such conventional alminum radiators does not exceed that of copper radiators.
Authors established the aluminum radiator not only being light weight but also having high performance through the following approaches.
  1. (1)
    Optimization of radiator core module.
  2. (2)
    Thickness reduction of tube and fin.
  3. (3)
    Development of aluminum alloys with improved corrosion resistance for tubes and fins.
As a result, a new type single-row aluminum radiator has achieved 7% higher rejection at 50% lighter weight than those of copper double-row radiator.
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