Air Conditioning Systems

Proper System Integration of Air Conditioning systems by Tier’d suppliers and OEM’s is vital in maintaining acceptable performance characteristics as cost and packaging constraints are imposed. Physical testing of design changes is expensive and time consuming.

The Air Conditioning (AC) System Modelling packages from Flowmaster allow you to design and optimise your AC system during the early stages of design to optimise component selection and overall system design. For example Flowmaster Automotive AC allows you to understand:

  • the AC system power requirement on the engine
  • how the AC system affects other circuits in the vehicle, such as the coolant loop
  • the Temperature and humidity of the air entering the cabin

To help you build your AC models, Flowmaster V7 Automotive AC Systems packages come complete with a wide range of standard and AC specific components, including:

  • Heat Exchangers (condenser’s, evaporator’s etc)
  • Expansion Valves
  • Capillary Tubes
  • Controllers and Gauges
  • Pumps and Valves
  • Comprehensive Fluids & Refrigerant Database

The Advanced Heat Exchanger Module provides a wide range of single and two phase heat exchangers, AC components, powerful new Component Analytical Models, a combined Geometric and Empirical Analysis module and a New Geometric Data Wizard complete a Graphical User Interface built on simplicity, usability and productivity. Click here for more information on the Advanced Heat Exchanger Module >

Key Fuel System Modelling & Simulation Features:

  • Steady State and Transient flow analysis using a wide range of heat transfer options
  • Modelling of all common types of AC system; TXV, FOT, VOT with a wide range of standard and AC specific components
  • Configuration of evaporators and condensers with performance data

Scenarios where Flowmaster can be used to provide a solution:

  • Determine the power requirement of the compressor and the temperature/humidity of the air entering the cabin
  • Determine the effect of AC system performance on adjacent thermal systems, fuel economy and passenger comfort
  • Use system simulation to accurately predict AC system behaviour with minimal data requirements.
Video Demo