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Car radiator design

  1. Sep 24, 2010 #1
    Dear All,

    I am facing a problem in radiator design as I was unable to get a full fledge design procedure about the topic. Do I need to consider it as a crossflow heat exchanger or there is a specialized methodology? I performed some calculations by considering the flow of hot fluid as internal flow in tubes and flow of air as flow over a cylindrical body of length L but my calculations are giving me a heat transfer are of 1 sq. m which is too much for a 14kW radiator.
    So my question is that does anyone have the right process details to cope with the challenge?

    I will be very thankful if you people come up with useful ideas.
    Thanks in advance.
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  3. Sep 24, 2010 #2


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    You need to consider the surface area of the heat conducting parts of the radiator!
  4. Sep 24, 2010 #3

    Ranger Mike

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    study up on various supplier like giffin radiator.
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