EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 213, 2019EFM18 – Experimental Fluid Mechanics 2018
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||28 June 2019|
Thermal analysis of the car windscreen
Faculty of Management and Computer Modelling, Kielce University of Technology, Al. 1000-lecia P.P. 7, 25-314 Kielce, Poland
2 Faculty of Environmental, Geomatic and Energy Engineering, Kielce University of Technology, Al. 1000-lecia P.P. 7, 25-314 Kielce, Poland
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Published online: 28 June 2019
The task of the ventilation and heating/cooling system in cars is to maintain the thermal comfort conditions in the passenger compartment to ensure safe driving. Designing such systems requires knowledge of many physical parameters, which often have to be specified individually. Such factors include heat transfer coefficients. The paper presents the results concerning the determination of the local heat transfer coefficients at the interface between the car windscreen and the cooling air from the inner side of the passenger compartment. The temperature of the outer side of the vehicle windscreen was measured using infrared thermography. The 2D mathematical approach describing the steady state heat transfer on a car windscreen was proposed. The temperature distribution was determined by the Trefftz method, and the heat transfer coefficient at the air–vehicle windscreen interface was calculated using the third type boundary condition. Graphs were used to represent thermographic images of the vehicle windshield, its temperature distribution, and corresponding values of local heat transfer coefficients as a function the length of the windshield. Results are presented and discussed.
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