Thermal analysis of a radiator with different cooling fan configurations

Objective: A CFD analysis is conducted to analyse the cooling capacity of a radiator by varying the number of fans and fan position.

Challenges: Creating hexahedral mesh for Fluid domains

Details: A radiator is modelled with fans arranged upwind of the fins such that the fans direct cooling air flow over the fins which have fluid flow through them. The cooling capacity of radiator is studied by increasing the number of fans and by offsetting the fan position.

Results: The temperature rise and drop of air and coolant is studied for different configurations and are found to be in close agreement with the experiments.

Client: Research scholar from Portugal