The present invention generally relates to processes for predicting airflow rates. According to some embodiments, some process steps can include developing a three-dimensional computer-aided design model of a test body topology; discretizing the test body topology; discretizing a volume surrounding the test body topology, the volume being bounded by a test chamber; identifying test body components upon which to collect empirical data; obtaining empirical data for identified components; establishing an airflow model; validating the airflow model in comparison to experimental data; obtaining a flow rate from the validated airflow model; and determining whether the mass flow rate is acceptable.

Title
Efficient process for evaluating engine cooling airflow performance
Application Number
11/781101
Publication Number
20090024374
Application Date
July 20, 2007
Publication Date
January 22, 2009
Inventor
Bob Larson
Marysville
OH, US
Karl Forster
Powell
OH, US
James McKillen
Marysville
OH, US
Mike Unger
North Lewisburg
OH, US
Kurt Zielinski
Columbus
OH, US
Agent
Brouse Mcdowell Lpa
OH, US
Assignee
Honda R&D Americas
OH, US
IPC
G06G 07/48
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