Numerical simulation of heat flow in a vehicle cabin

Yang Zeng, Masafumi Katsuta

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    Abstract

    The heat flow distribution in a simplified 3-D vehicle cabin is predicted when parking in the summer sunshine by using the CFD analysis software. The nature convection and radiation heat transfer from environment to cabin are considered in this simulation. The distribution of transient temperature and velocity at the central and horizontal plane are analyzed respectively. It is shown that the temperature increases by time and there is little temperature difference in the cabin. The highest value is located at the front and both sides cabin after two minutes. The air is essentially stagnant with low velocity and the central compartment has much lower velocity than other regions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvanced Materials Research
    Pages1769-1774
    Number of pages6
    Volume602-604
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event2nd International Conference on Materials and Products Manufacturing Technology, ICMPMT 2012 - Guangzhou
    Duration: 2012 Sep 222012 Sep 23

    Publication series

    NameAdvanced Materials Research
    Volume602-604
    ISSN (Print)10226680

    Other

    Other2nd International Conference on Materials and Products Manufacturing Technology, ICMPMT 2012
    CityGuangzhou
    Period12/9/2212/9/23

    Keywords

    • CFD
    • Heat flow
    • Heat transfer
    • Numerical simulation
    • Temperature distribution
    • Vehicle cabin

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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    Zeng, Y., & Katsuta, M. (2013). Numerical simulation of heat flow in a vehicle cabin. In Advanced Materials Research (Vol. 602-604, pp. 1769-1774). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 602-604). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.602-604.1769