Vehicle Heat Exchanger System And Method For A Vehicle That Augments And Modifies Aerodynamic Forces
Burdges, Kenneth P.
Englar, Robert J.
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A high density heat exchanging system is provided for a vehicle. The system essentially comprises an aerodynamic member, a porous device (including a radiator core), and a force augmentation device. The aerodynamic member is arranged and configured on the vehicle to produce forces and loads on the vehicle generally desirable for improving traction and handling. The porous device with radiator core, including an inlet and an outlet, is embedded in the aerodynamic member. The inlet of the porous device and radiator core is disposed on a high pressure surface of the aerodynamic member and the outlet is disposed on a low pressure surface of the aerodynamic member, thereby allowing fluid to flow through the porous device and the radiator core. The force augmentation device is disposed on the aerodynamic member. A fluid flow passes from the high pressure surface of the aerodynamic member to the low pressure surface of the aerodynamic member through the porous device, passing the radiator core, thereby providing heat exchange.
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