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Vehicle Thermal Management System Performance Modeling with System Level Fluid Simulation



Predicting fluid flow and heat transfer in vehicle cooling and connected fluid systems is important for achieving product efficiency performance goals. Using 1D system level fluid simulation engineers can model interactions between different fluid circuits with input from different engineering teams allowing early stage rapid assessment of performance. Applicable to both traditional IC configurations or for hybrid and electric vehicles thermal management, it is a versatile tool for saving considerable later stage development and testing costs.

This online seminar is a guide to applying system level fluid simulation software to vehicle thermal management. It expands on initial configuration and component sizing studies, through to setting up and interpreting transient thermal simulation results to evaluate drive cycle performance. The use of 3D CFD alongside system level fluid simulation is discussed.

What You Will Learn

  • Constructing a cooling system network and modeling assumptions
  • Modeling parallel fluid circuits (eg. lubrication, HVAC) via heat exchanger models
  • Configuration and component sizing studies incl. pressure drop calculation and coolant pump sizing
  • Using transient thermal analysis to model drive cycle performance
  • Accessing and interpreting results to make decisions
  • How to enhance data for early modeling of components incl. 3D CFD vs test data

About the Presenter

Presenter Image Andrew Hintz

Andrew Hintz is an applications engineer with 4 years experience with Flowmaster 1D system level fluid simulation software, now part of Mentor Graphics. He ensures customer success in a variety of industries from power generation to aerospace. Andrew has built up a particularly high level of knowledge of automotive applications through constant work with leading North American OEMs and suppliers’ engineering departments on consulting projects and advising on simulation best practices.

Who Should View

  • Thermal Systems Engineers
  • Product Development Engineers
  • CFD Engineers

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