Computational and Experimental Studies for Radio Thermal Management 971860

The use of computer aided engineering (CAE) analysis with the tool FLOTHERM® in conjunction with experiments is outlined as a powerful tool for system level thermal management of automotive radios. Results from experiments on a specific radio in a thermal test chamber are compared to those from the computational model at critical locations such as the CD (compact disc) optics to validate the model. Following the validation, a sequence of results for radios with and without cooling fans follows with a summary of design changes and their effect on lowering component temperatures.


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