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Comparison of air flow and heat dissipation from the front brakes fitted to a high performance GT Car

Palmer, Edward and Fieldhouse, John D. (2007) Comparison of air flow and heat dissipation from the front brakes fitted to a high performance GT Car. In: Proceedings of Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers' Conference 2007: CEARC’07. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, pp. 1-8.

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    Abstract

    Within this paper the convective heat dissipation from the front brake discs fitted to the left and right hand side of a high performance passenger car has been compared. The tools used in this investigation include computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and vehicle testing. The results show that although identical discs are fitted to both sides of the vehicle the disc fitted to the left hand side shows better thermo-aerodynamic properties than that fitted to the right due to the different direction of rotation. The computational model shows strong agreement with the test results; over predicting the average heat transfer coefficient by 4% for the left hand disc and 7.6% for the right disc. The CFD analysis enabled a detailed insight into the air flow and heat transfer distributions that was not possible during the vehicle test regime.

    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Uncontrolled Keywords: CFD, Brake Cooling, Heat transfer
    Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
    T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
    T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
    Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
    School of Computing and Engineering > Automotive Engineering Research Group
    School of Computing and Engineering > Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers' Conference (CEARC)
    School of Computing and Engineering > Pedagogical Research Group
    School of Computing and Engineering > High Performance Computing Research Group
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    Depositing User: Graham Stone
    Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2009 14:17
    Last Modified: 10 Dec 2010 11:38
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/3702

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