A Dynamic Test Bench for the Cooling Water Pump Characterization under Real Operating Conditions
The dynamic performances of the cooling circuit have a great impact on ICE efficiency and CO2 emissions. Engine thermal management is among the most promising technologies able to offer a sensible reduction in terms of engine fuel consumption and CO2 emission. These aspects are widely treated in literature and many technologies are already on the market or ready to be used. A reduced attention in literature, has been done on the pump performances during the real operating conditions. Homologation cycles try to reproduce these conditions. In light duty vehicles these cycles consist in accelerating and decelerating the engine following a specified velocity-time sequence. According to this procedure, the propulsion power requested by the vehicle is low, and the power absorbed by the auxiliaries became significant. The pump of the cooling fluid is the most important component among the auxiliaries.