Lookup NU author(s): Dr Yiji Lu,
Professor Tony Roskilly
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As one of the most important components of the vehicle thermal management system, multi-fans cooling module can potentially be used to optimal the system performance in order to save the energy consumption and reduce the vehicle fuel consumption. In this study, a test rig has been designed, constructed and used to test the heat transfer performance of the multi-fans cooling module using four different fan shroud structures. Results indicate the separated plates, which have limited or worse effect on the performance of the system, are not recommended to be used in the multi-fans cooling module. The optimal shroud structure for multi-fans cooling module has been identified and experimentally tested. By adding shutters at the ventilation part of the fans (Shroud C) can significantly improve the overall performance of the module (Shroud A) by 13.25 % to 69.08 % under various operation conditions.
Author(s): Shi HM, Lu YJ, Huang R, Yu XL, Lu GD, Liu ZT, Chen XQ, Qian G, Roskilly AP
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Energy Procedia
Print publication date: 01/12/2017
Online publication date: 31/01/2018
Acceptance date: 02/04/2016
Date deposited: 09/02/2018
ISSN (electronic): 1876-6102
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Notes: 9th International Conference on Applied Energy
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