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Zone Air-Conditioning Control System of Electrical Vehicle~The Effect on Thermal Environment Formed by Air-Heating in Winter Season
Published May 23, 2012 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
The energy conservation of the air-conditioning system is required especially for the electric vehicle because the amount of the energy consumption accounts for a large proportion of the overall energy consumption of the whole vehicle compared with gasoline-driven vehicle. In the present study, the zone air-conditioning system is proposed and examined, which controls only the area in the vicinity of driver. The thermal environment in the vehicle with the system is evaluated by means of the numerical simulation on assumption of air-heating in winter season. As the result, it is possible to maintain thermal sensation of passenger even of reducing supplied air volume.