A Cooling System Effectiveness Prediction Methodology through the use of Analytical and Numerical Techniques
The use of numerical techniques is widely accepted by manufactures in order to increase engine durability and performances and reduce emissions. The effective thermal load prediction is always considered a nodal point to correctly assess the coolant mass flow rate and jackets arrangement. In literature many approaches used to analyzed the in-cylinder heat transfer can be found and they can be classified as follows: methods based on the steady convective heat transfer, approaches based on the solution of the unsteady heat conduction equation by means of the knowledge of the temperature profile, approaches based on the energy conservation for the whole mass contained inside the cylinder. The purpose of this paper is to define a proper methodology to evaluate the thermal flow distribution and intensity inside the engine liner, head and coolant channel.