Thermal management in heavy vehicles : a review identifying issues and research requirements.
Thermal management in heavy vehicles is cross-cutting because it directly or indirectly affects engine performance, fuel economy, safety and reliability, engine/component life, driver comfort, materials selection, emissions, maintenance, and aerodynamics. It follows that thermal management is critical to the design of large (class 6-8) trucks, especially in optimizing for energy efficiency and emissions reduction. Heat rejection requirements are expected to increase, and it is industry's goal to develop new, innovative, high-performance cooling systems that occupy less space and are lightweight and cost-competitive. The state of the art in heavy vehicle thermal management is reviewed, and issues and research areas are identified.
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- Conference: Vehicle Thermal Management System 4 Conference, London (GB), 05/24/1999--05/27/1999; Other Information: PBD: 15 Jan 1999
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- Argonne National Lab., IL (US)
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- US Department of Energy (US)
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- United States
- 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; TEMPERATURE CONTROL; TRUCKS; COOLING SYSTEMS; DESIGN; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; ENGINES; FUEL CONSUMPTION; PERFORMANCE; AIR POLLUTION ABATEMENT
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