Thermal Key-Off & Soak
Mitigating risks to vehicle safety and performance shouldn't have to wait for physical testing. One such risk can result during "key off and soak", when vehicle temperatures peak because key and fans are shut off and the cooling airflow from normal operation stops. Residual heat from the engine can threaten components, materials, and even operator safety. Waiting for the expensive prototype testing phase to understand the impact of thermal soak can lead to scheduling and cost overruns because designs are so hard to change this late in the product lifecycle.
INDUSTRY SHOWS/EVENTS WITH A THERMAL FOCUS:
THERMAL PAPER PUBLICATIONS FEATURING POWERFLOW SIMULATIONS:
Automotive Cabin Infotainment System Thermal Management, by Jansen, W., Amodeo, J., Wakelam , S., and Bhambare, K., SAE Technical Paper 2015-01-0328