A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE
Supervisor Professor M. Bussmann. Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering University Of Toronto March 2007
This thesis documents the testing, design and analysis performed to determine the optimal design for the 2007 cooling system for the University of Toronto Formula SAE race car. The main focus of this project is the physical testing and analysis of the data collected. The cooling system design has been refined as a result of the testing carried out in this project. The test data has been analyzed to identify heat rejection requirements, optimal engine operating temperature, and other important design parameters. It has been found that the cooling system used in the race car must reject 9500 Watts of heat energy, and should aim to maintain an operating temperature of 85°C. The 2007 cooling system promises to be successful and an improvement over last years system. The new system is 10% lighter than the system it replaces, contributing to the overall improvement of vehicle performance of the 2007 University of Toronto FSAE race car.
The author wishes to acknowledge the following people for their much appreciated help and support during the course of this thesis: o Professor M. Bussmann for graciously agreeing to supervise my thesis and the for his role as the University of Toronto Formula SAE Faculty Advisor. o Long Dana Manufacturing for providing radiators and continued support of the University of Toronto FSAE team. In particular I would like to thank Martine Banville, Stephanie Sesitito, Nick Kalman, and David Bruce from Long Dana manufacturing for assisting in the radiator procurement as well as providing proprietary testing data that proved to be invaluable.
o Jeremy Koudelka and Jerry Zielinski for assisting me during my first year
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