CHT

Conjugated heat transfer simulation of a CVT

Within this work the thermal aspects of a continuously variable transmission (CVT) are investigated. Similar studies are hardly available in the current literature. Especially due to increasing engine power the design of a sufficient cooling system for the CVT is very important as the component temperatures are rising as well. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) can be used to analyse the heat transfer effects within an enclosed CVT unit to ensure proper cooling.

Conjugate heat transfer for cylinder head

Cylinder head temperatures are critical for understanding engine performance and durability. Accurate predictions of head temperatures are difficult due to the amount of physics interacting with the head. These interactions such as heat release due to combustion, valve heat transfer and friction, internal and external cooling, and oil splash cooling all contribute to head temperatures. To predict head temperature, a conjugate heat transfer (CHT) analysis integrating all of the interactions was performed.