Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Mechatronics, Electronic, Industrial and Control Engineering

CFD Simulation Analysis for the Wax-type Thermostat

Authors
Lang Bai, Mingshun Yang, Yan Li
Corresponding Author
Lang Bai
Available Online November 2014.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/meic-14.2014.306How to use a DOI?
Keywords
thermostat; FLUENT; flow visualization; 3D model; simulation
Abstract

Thermostat is an important part of car cooling system. In this paper, with the fluid analysis software FLUENT, CFD simulation analysis was carried out on the two kinds of thermostat. The distributions of temperature, speed, pressure were obtained by simulation analysis of flow field of thermostat, and the internal fluid flow state and its change law of thermostat were obtained under different opening. One of thermostat with the warm wind pipe was simulated and implemented a simple optimization, finally. Through the simulation in the flow field of the thermostat at different opening, it could be obtained that the thermostat internal fluid flow state and its variation in different operating conditions. It had important significance on the thermostat working law prediction and the thermostat cooling system performance analysis. The state of the coolant through the thermostat inner was reflected clearly and intuitively by the visual graphics of flow field inside the thermostat with the CFD simulation analysis. The structure of the thermostat could be appropriately improved or optimized by the temperature, pressure, turbulent kinetic energy and other factors.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Mechatronics, Electronic, Industrial and Control Engineering
Series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
November 2014
ISBN
978-94-62520-42-4
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/meic-14.2014.306How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2014, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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