Testing and modeling of vehicles heat exchangers

Contacts : Danielle MAKAIRE, P.Ngendakumana

TOPIC

The automotive industry has various applications for heat exchangers: intercoolers, radiators, air-conditioning condensers and evaporators. Over the past decade efforts have been made to reduce the size and weight of heat exchangers and allow a better mobility and flexibility. Moreover, the improvement of manufacturing technologies have permitted to design increasingly complex geometries to enhance heat transfer.

The thermohydraulic performance of automotive heat exchangers must be characterized prior to develop and validate predictive models of these heat exchangers.

Test rig

Air-to-air or air-to-water heat exchangers can be tested under various inlet conditions (dry and humid) thanks to a wind tunnel.


References

Contacts

Philippe NGENDAKUMANA
Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique / Thermotechnique
Adress: ULg - Bât. B49 Thermotechnique
chemin des Chevreuils 7
4000 Liège 1 Belgique
Tel. : +32 4 3664803
Fax : +32 4 3664812
email: pngendakumana@ulg.ac.be



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