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Numerical Simulation of the Flow through an Alternator inside an Engine Compartment of a Passenger Car
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published October 01, 2009 by SAE International in United States
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In this study the numerical simulation of the flow through an alternator inside an engine compartment of a passenger car is investigated. Specifically the interaction of the flow through the alternator with the flow through the engine compartment is explored in detail. The results are compared with a corresponding numerical simulation of an alternator in a surrounding of a test facility and with a numerical simulation of the flow through an engine compartment without taking into account the internal flow through the alternator. Finally the air temperature near the alternator and also the temperature of some components inside the alternator are compared with experimental values measured during a typical load case used for the thermal protection of the passenger car.
CitationReister, H., Binner, T., Enriquez-Geppert, J., and Goldschmidt, R., "Numerical Simulation of the Flow through an Alternator inside an Engine Compartment of a Passenger Car," SAE Technical Paper 2009-01-3068, 2009, https://doi.org/10.4271/2009-01-3068.
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