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Effects of Vehicle Windshield Defrosting and Demisting Process on Passenger Comfort
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published May 15, 2001 by SAE International in United States
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This paper describes an investigation into the fluid flow and heat transfer on the windshield as well the effect of the air discharge from the defroster vents on passenger comfort. The investigation is both experimental and computational. Full-scale tests are conducted on a current vehicle model using non-intrusive diagnostic methods. The results presented are from numerical simulations validated by experimental measurements. The numerical predictions compare well with the experimental measurements. The locations of maximum velocity and pressure, as well as width and length of re-circulation regions, are correctly predicted.
CitationAroussi, A., Hassan, A., and AbdulNour, B., "Effects of Vehicle Windshield Defrosting and Demisting Process on Passenger Comfort," SAE Technical Paper 2001-01-1729, 2001, https://doi.org/10.4271/2001-01-1729.
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