Impact of Computer Aided Engineering on Ford Light Truck Cooling Design and Development Processes 931104
This paper presents the benefits of following a disciplined thermal management process during the design and development of Ford Light Truck engine cooling systems. The thermal management process described has evolved through the increased use of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) tools. The primary CAE tool used is a numerical simulation technique within the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). The paper discusses the need to establish a heat management team, develop a heat management model, construct a three dimensional CFD model to simulate the thermal environment of the engine cooling system, and presents CFD modeling examples of Ford Light Trucks with engine driven cooling fans.
Citation: Caltrider, J., Davis, F., Madhavan, R., and Veling, T., "Impact of Computer Aided Engineering on Ford Light Truck Cooling Design and Development Processes," SAE Technical Paper 931104, 1993, https://doi.org/10.4271/931104. Download Citation
Julia L. Caltrider, Frank V. Davis, Ranganathan Madhavan, Thomas R. Veling
Ford Motor Co.
Vehicle Thermal Management Systems Conference
1993 Vehicle Thermal Management Systems Conference Proceedings-P-263