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  • The Refrigeratant-to-Water Plate Heat Exchanger
    23.05.2014
  • KULI-System

    Plate Heat Exchangers gain in importance in the field of automotive cooling systems. Especially in EV/HEV application the so-called “Chiller”  removes heat from battery coolant using the refrigerant cycle.

    KULI hvac provides a simulation model for plate heat exchangers (“ACPHE”). In proper KULI style input data are kept simple. Basic geometry and flow configuration data as well as test bench data are sufficient to be able to simulate the plate heat exchanger. In the current example a chiller is added to a conventional refrigerant circuit and works parallel to the refrigerant-to-air evaporator. The example is based on “Ex_AC.scs” from the KULI installation setup.

    Usable from release: KULI 8.0-1.04
    Necessary modules: KULI base + KULI hvac


    KULI File, 136 KB
    Documentation, 167 KB
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  • Tutorial for a Hybrid passenger car
    23.05.2014
  • KULI-System

    This tutorial demonstrates at the example of a hybrid vehicle:

    • How a battery is set up
    • How e-components can be included in a cooling system
    • How to include a simple thermal Management

    Beside a conventional engine model and an oil circuit, also a passenger compartment is included. The electric components like the power electronics and the e-machine are separated from the battery cooling circuit. Additionally, all results for the battery are available at module and cell level (96 cells in 8 modules).

    Usable from release: KULI 9.1-0.01
    Necessary modules: KULI base + KULI hvac


    KULI File, 98 KB
    Documentation, 891 KB
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  • Use of a Parallel Flow Cooler as Refrigerant-to-Water Condenser
    23.05.2014
  • KULI-System

    CAE software like KULI supports the engineer in to investigate in arbitrary concepts. A possible concept is the indirect cooling of refrigerant using water instead of air as coolant medium. 

    In this case an A/C parallel flow cooler (ACPFC) component can used instead of the standard refrigerant-to-air condenser. Thence the refrigerant can be cooled by low temperature water. In concept phase the decent refrigerant charge for the circuit is not known. KULI enables to calculate the optimum charge for an operating point based on a desired subcooling value.

    Usable from release: KULI 8.0-1.04
    Necessary modules: KULI base + KULI hvac


    KULI File, 118 KB
    Documentation, 176 KB
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  • Variable Resistance Matrix
    23.05.2014
  • KULI-System

    In real-life cooling packages there will be an non-uniform air flow distribution on heat exchangers, which can have a big effect on heat transfer rate. Using CFD results with KULI it is possible to consider this uneven air flow on heat exchangers. 

    Typically, from a given air velocity field over heat exchanger surface at a given operating condition, KULI calculates a system of local resistance correction factors which enables to extrapolate to other operating conditions. This system of correction factors is called “Resistance Matrix”. Nevertheless, often the resistance matrix significantly depends on driving speed, or on the state of a fan or something else. For this reason KULI offers the possibility to use resistance matrices that depend on the driving speed and/or another, user-specified parameter.

    Usable from release: KULI 8.0-1.04
    Necessary modules: KULI base + KULI advanced


    KULI File, 27 KB
    Documentation, 193 KB
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  • Driving Simulation & Gear Shifting Logic
    07.05.2014
  • KULI-System

    Driving Simulation (includes pre-defined cycles) with an optional Gear Shifting Logic

    The subsystem Gear Shifting Logic chooses the correct gear dependent on the engine revolutions.

    The Shifting strategy is defined via the following input data:

    • Upshift RPM (dependent on gear)
    • Downshift RPM (dependent on gear)
    • Idle Engine Revolution

     

     

    Usable from release: KULI 9.1-0.01
    Necessary modules: KULI base + KULI drive


    KULI File, 132 KB
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  • Calibrating a Built-in-Resistance (BiR)
    07.05.2014
  • KULI-System

    In this example, the inlet temperature's dependecy on the massflowrate is used for the adjustment of the BiR.
    Therefore the subsystem models a calibration routine for a Built-in-resistance.

    Inputs:

    • Target Temperature
    • Optimization region for the dimensionless loss-coefficient zeta
    • Position of the Built-in-resistance inside the air-path
    Usable from release: KULI 9.1-0.01
    Necessary modules: KULI base


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  • Counter-driven Activation
    07.05.2014
  • KULI-System

    This subsystem models the prohibition of repeated activations during a critical time period.

    The counter-driven activation is defined via the following input:

    • Critical Delay Time (Please enter the delay time in seconds as delay of the delay-controller)
    Usable from release: KULI 9.1-0.01
    Necessary modules: KULI base + KULI drive


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  • Use of a Signal Receiver
    07.05.2014
  • KULI-System

    In large KULI systems - containing many controllers, sensors and actuators - a clearly arranged layout is an issue.

    The Signal Receiver helps to avoid long and confusing connector lines. A signal receiver is a “wireless” connector which can tap values from sensors, COM-objects  and variables.The example illustrates the use of signal receivers based on the basic example “Ex_Fluid.scs” from the KULI installation setup. In this example a characteristic sensors the temperature of the 3rd tube and outputs a flow for the radiator bypass valve.

    Usable from release: KULI 8.0-1.04
    Necessary modules: KULI base


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  • Radiator Variation at Constant Pressure Drop
  • KULI-System

    KULI advanced offers  an optimization toolbox which can be used for  quick parameter variation on one hand, and automatic minimization, maximization or goal seek on the other hand.

    This example shows how to simulate a component test rig preserving constant air pressure drop. Based on this method you can compare the performance of different radiators taking into account that a radiator with lower pressure drop allows more air flow such that the overall performance might be better than in the case of a radiator with better heat transfer characteristic but higher pressure drop. The optimization target is set to a given pressure difference and the fan rpm is optimized such that the demanded delta p will be achieved. Choose “Parameter Variation” after clicking the Analysis button!

    Usable from release: KULI 8.0-1.04
    Necessary modules: KULI base + KULI advanced


    KULI File, 51 KB
    Documentation, 181 KB
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