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Replacing Twin Electric Fan Radiator with Single Fan Radiator
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published November 21, 2019 by SAE International in United States
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Event: NuGen Summit
Downsizing is one of the crucial activities being performed by every automotive engineering organization. The main aim is to reduce - Weight, CO2 emissions and achieve cost benefit. All this is done without any compromise on performance requirement or rather with optimization of system performance.
This paper evaluate one such optimization, where-in radiator assembly with two electric fan is targeted for downsizing for small commercial vehicle application. The present two fan radiator is redesigned with thinner core and use of single fan motor assembly. The performance of the heat exchanger is tested for similar conditions back to back on vehicle and optimized to get the balanced benefit in terms of weight, cooling performance and importantly cost. This all is done without any modification in vehicle interface components except electrical connector for fan. The side members and brackets design is also simplified to achieve maximum weight reduction.
Further Cooling system performance of engine is evaluated along with Fuel efficiency; results are compared with present configuration.
CitationBhargava, A., Soni, G., and Warkhade, T., "Replacing Twin Electric Fan Radiator with Single Fan Radiator," SAE Technical Paper 2019-28-2381, 2019.
Data Sets - Support Documents
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- Lin, Wamei; Sundén, Bengt Vehicle Cooling Systems for Reducing Fuel Consumption and Carbon Dioxide : Literature Survey
- Bakatwar Rupesh, Nesamani Kevin, Bhargava Aashish, and Jain Rajesh, VE Commercial Vehicles, Ltd , Performance Analysis & Optimization of Engine Cooling System by Using Electronically Controlled Thermostat for Improving Thermal Efficiency.