Event Date(s) August 4 - 5, 2021
Start - Stop Time 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Location WebEx (Online - North America)

Register By August 1, 2021 - 11:00 PM CDT
Instructor(s) Nicholas Tobin
Language English
Open Seats 12 remaining seat(s)
Standard Fee $900.00
University Fee $500.00
Pay Online Via Credit Card Discount Save $100

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

This 2-day class will introduce the use of the COOL3D pre-processing tool for modeling the underhood airflow. The focus of this class is on the airflow in the underhood compartment and heat exchanger performance calculations. The class is targeted towards engineers with responsibility for vehicle thermal management, or for those who are responsible for specifying underhood components (heat exchangers, fans, etc.). 

This course will be conducted online via web meeting.

To reserve your spot, you must have access to the following:

  • Computer with GT-SUITE v2021 (the training will be conducted with v2021, but if you only have v2020 that is acceptable)
  • Access to an active license
  • Good internet connection
  • Ideally two monitors/devices (although not required)
    • one to follow the instructor on the web meeting (web browser only)
    • one to use GT-SUITE for interactive model building

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

  • Building the underhood model in COOL3D: The participant will learn how to build and export a predictive quasi-3D model of the underhood compartment within the COOL3D tool, including grilles, bumpers, radiator, charge air cooler, A/C condenser, fan, fan shroud, and engine block. 
  • Running the GT-SUITE underhood model: The participant will learn how to define boundary conditions to run a steady state underhood analysis within GT-SUITE. The use of COOL3D to evaluate different design alternatives will be discussed. 
  • Integration with Cooling/Engine/Vehicle models: The participant will understand the capabilities of GT-SUITE to integrate underhood models created within COOL3D into larger system level simulations that may include cooling, engine, and vehicle systems.

Due to the limited room capacity, seats will be allocated preferentially to commercial customers.