Investigation on the Effects of Intake Grill in the Performance of Cooling Module Under Vehicle Working Conditions

He Chang*, 1, 2, Xiumin Yu2, Jing Hua Lv1
1 FAW CAR Co. Ltd. Chang Chun, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Automotive Simulation and Control, Jilin University, Changchun, China

© 2014 Chang et al

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Air path model of cabin for cooling module simulation for vehicle has been constructed according to the test, and the simulation results were compared with the test data to verify the authenticity of the module. This simulation model provides an effective platform for vehicle thermal management analysis. The module is used to simulate the different intake grills and to find how different grills affect the performances of the cooling module. The intake grill effect significantly influences the performance of airflow into the cabin.

Keywords: Cooling module, Intake grill, Simulation, Vehicle.