Today's cars are creating higher engine temperatures with the increased performance demands of the American public. As a result, interior temperatures in cars are escalating as well. In this study, an attempt was made to find an alternate material for the floorpan insulation. Consideration was given to cost, thermal resistance per area, heat transfer rate, and the contact coefficient for each material. It was also important to remember that the material needed not only stand up to high temperatures, but also could not emit odors that may be offensive to the driver or his passengers. Seven different thermal systems were designed, and tested, as possible alternatives to current shielding systems. The test procedures, along with numerical analysis, helped to determine which of the materials were most suitable for application in today's car.
Colin Jordan, Glen Ackerman, Douglas Andrejewski, Timothy Andrews, Craig Baloga, Lindley Berry, Mark Brumby, Stuart Bustard, Blake Coop, Michael Cubr, Tyler DeLong, Kevin Derry, Matthew Dober, Eugene Douglas, Terry Dryden, Jeffrey Ferrari, Paul Fisher, Marcus Forward, Jason Fox, John Gill, Randall Hampkins, Duane Harvey, Cory Hendrickson, Scott Hogan, Kenneth Hsu, Robert Hunter, Kristine Kissel, Steven Kissel, AnnMarie Lerch, Michael Naldrett, Mark Pohl, Stephen Rapp, Steven Sebastian, Scott Slotnick, Patrick Smith, Ian Stahl, Brian Tait, Kurt Tomlinson, Xuan Tran, Keyur Trivedi, Matthew Van Ruiten, Jason Wayman, William Wengorovius, Richard Werth, Barbara White, Kimberly Wohlfeil, Jason Wong
GMI Engineering and Management Institute
Vehicle Thermal Management Systems Conference
1993 Vehicle Thermal Management Systems Conference Proceedings-P-263