The ever tighter packaging of powertrain components and systems that comes hand in hand with increases in truck fuel efficiency creates challenges in one area in particular: thermal management. The closer the components are to each other, the trickier it is to cool them down when a vehicle is in motion. Thermal management strategies must therefore keep pace, and undergo rigorous testing to meet the high durability standards demanded by the heavy-duty sector….
Simulation – the key to effective thermal management?
Increasing powertrain complexity in trucks requires advanced thermal management systems, and virtual simulation is proving an efficient design tool. By Xavier Boucherat