Impact of Computer Aided Engineering on Ford Motor Company Light Truck Cooling Design and Development Processes 932977
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: Davis, F., Veling, T., Caltrider, J., and Madhavar, R., "Impact of Computer Aided Engineering on Ford Motor Company Light Truck Cooling Design and Development Processes," SAE Technical Paper 932977, 1993, https://doi.org/10.4271/932977. Download Citation
Frank V. Davis, Thomas R. Veling, Julia L. Caltrider, Ranganathan Madhavar
Ford Motor Co.
International Truck & Bus Meeting & Exposition
SAE 1993 Transactions: Journal of Commercial Vehicles-V102-2