CMMS Fleet Maintenance
Software for Fleet, Vehicle, & Equipment Maintenance
the basis for both control of boiling and, eventually, for advanced
Explore by simulation the impact of new materials and new radiator
designs on the overall design of trucks and other heavy vehicles.
Survey the "holes" in current design codes and CFD applications to
determine what areas would most profit by advanced simulations.
Develop a mechanism for rapid interchange of modules of simulation
packages so that data can be passed between various levels of
modeling without the need for extensive development of interface
codes (e.g., direct use of CAD-CAM geometry input in system codes
and coupling of thermal-analysis systems with finite-element methods
used in structural evaluation).
Evaluate the methods available within the passenger car industry that
could be adapted to heavy vehicles with minor modifications, e.g., use
of current CFD codes for underhood airflow augmented by an
expansion of heat-transfer-simulation capabilities to better handle
severe transients and high heat loads.
This Information is Reprinted From U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory
Factory Automation Systems Division
Gaithersburg, MD 20899