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A Parametric Approach for Rapid Design and Analysis of Automotive HVAC Defrost Systems
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published March 05, 2001 by SAE International in United States
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Event: SAE 2001 World Congress
The overall vision of this project was to develop a new technology that will be an enabler to reduce design and development time of HVAC systems by an order of magnitude. The objective initially was to develop a parametric model of an automotive HVAC Windshield Defrost Duct coupled to a passenger compartment. It can be used early on in the design cycle for conducting coarse packaging studies by quickly exploring “what-if” design alternatives. In addition to the packaging studies, performance of these design scenarios can be quickly studied by undertaking CFD simulation and analyzing flow distribution and windshield melting patterns. The validated geometry and CFD models can also be used as knowledge building tools to create knowledge data warehouses or repositories for precious lessons learned.
CitationHill, W. and Sringari, S., "A Parametric Approach for Rapid Design and Analysis of Automotive HVAC Defrost Systems," SAE Technical Paper 2001-01-0584, 2001, https://doi.org/10.4271/2001-01-0584.
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