Investigation of angled heat exchangers for heavy vehicles

Start date 01/09/2009
End date The project is closed: 01/03/2015

​Research Motivating Problem:
The cooling demand for heavy vehicles has increased and the cooling package placed in the front can not deliver the required amount of cooling.

Envisioned product/solution:

  • Install an angled heat exchanger to increase the heat transfer rate. Research question(s):
  • What is the most suitable heat exchanger angle to obtain a low pressure drop over it and to increase the heat transfer rate?

Deliverable(s):

  • Which angle the heat exchanger should be mounted in a vehicle.
  • A method to simulate pressure drop and heat transfer rate for angled heat exchangers, in 1D and 3D.
​FFI
​Volvo GTT

Published: Mon 23 Jun 2014.