Event Date(s)
Location Gamma Technologies Worldwide Headquarters
601 Oakmont Lane, Suite 220
Telephone: (630) 325-5848
Westmont IL
Register By January 30, 2019 - 12:00 AM CDT
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Contact Nick Tobin with any questions.
Instructor(s) Nick Tobin
Language English

This class is intended for users with previous experience or users who participate in this free-of-charge Introduction Training.

This class will introduce the use of GT-SUITE software for modeling of vehicle cooling systems. The focus is on the external coolant circuit (outside of engine block/head). The course is targeted towards engineers with responsibility for vehicle thermal management, or for those who are responsible for specifying cooling system components (heat exchangers, pumps, valves, etc.).

The class will consist primarily of interactive model building exercises.  The following are the primary topics to be covered:

Modeling the coolant flow network: The participant will learn how to build a model of the coolant flow network by two methods. First, the participant will learn how to build flow components manually to understand basic modeling and discretization concepts. Second, the participant will learn how to quickly and easily transform a 3D CAD geometry file into a 1D flow network in GT-SUITE using the pre-processing tool GEM3D.

Modeling cooling system components: The participant will learn how to model the basic components of cooling systems, such as pumps, fans, heat exchangers, thermostat valves, etc.

Assembling the complete cooling system model: The participant will learn how to assemble the coolant flow network and basic components into a complete model of the cooling system while using a simple 1D representation of the underhood cooling air flow. Steady state and transient analysis of this system will be discussed, along with calibration to measured data.

Integration with engine/vehicle system models: The participant will learn how cooling system models may be integrated with simple engine and/or vehicle system models to accomplish a transient vehicle drive cycle analysis.