An Aerodynamic Shroud for Automotive Cooling Fans

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Scott C. Morris, John F. Foss

A38 Research Complex Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48823

J. Fluids Eng 123(2), 287-292 (Dec 31, 2000) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1359212 History: Received June 19, 2000; Revised December 31, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Schematic of aerodynamic shroud
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Schematic of ACFRD facility
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Fan pressure (ψ) vs. shroud power (χ) for two fan flow rates
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Performance data for fan and shroud conditions A B C D are labeled with their respective (ϕ,ψ,χ) values
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Representative (x-r) plane digital image of fan and tuft at condition D (ΔPshr=0=χ)
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Tuft obervations in the x-r plane for conditions A and B
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Tuft observations in the x-r plane for conditions C and D
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Fan performance curve for modified shroud geometry




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