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Detecting and mitigating trapped gases in engine cooling systems: an optical diagnostics and computational study

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Current internal combustion engine technology centres around the need for high energy density products to reduce the size and mass of engines, allowing for improved vehicle performance. This and the addition of emission reduction ancillaries to meet engine emissions legislation has led to much greater heat rejection into engine cooling systems since these typically require cooling. It is known that the coolant liquid flow circulates with entrained gas which reduces the performance of the coolant system by de-rating the centrifugal pump and altering the fluid heat transfer and turbulence properties. The source of this gas cannot be remedied hence a device or method is required in the coolant system to remove the entrained gas from the flow. [Continues.]

Funding

Caterpillar

History

School

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Publisher

Loughborough University

Rights holder

© Mark C. Allen

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2016

Notes

A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.

Language

en

Supervisor(s)

Graham Hargrave

Qualification name

PhD

Qualification level

Doctoral

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