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The effect of change in flowrate on power spectral density (PSD) of automotive radiator system for flow-induced vibration monitoring

M. S. M., Sani and Azmi, W. H. and N. F. D., Razak and Zhang, B. (2019) The effect of change in flowrate on power spectral density (PSD) of automotive radiator system for flow-induced vibration monitoring. In: 1st International Postgraduate Conference on Mechanical Engineering (IPCME 2018), 31 October 2018 , Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)Pekan, Pahang. pp. 1-9., 469 (012101). ISSN 1757-899X

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Abstract

The dynamic motion of internal fluid flow caused an interaction between the fluid's dynamic forces and a structure’s inner wall. This phenomenon will induce unstable vibration into the system and recently called flow-induced vibration. In this study, an experimental analysis was performed to identify the changes in the characteristics of vibration measured on an automotive radiator resulting from internal flow in a circular heated tube. The vibration result is presented in terms of Power Spectral Density (PSD) that shows the strength of the energy variations as a function of frequency. Water was used as the working fluid operate with engine temperature range from 80 to 90 ℃. The air flow velocities of radiator cooling fan were varied from 1.0 to 1.9 m/s and the water flowrates were 2.2, 2.8, 3.2 and 3.8 l/min. Experimental results are presented and indicated that PSD values are dependant to the fluid flowrate. It is also analysed that relationship between vibrations (PSD) and flowrate is influenced by the change of radiator cooling fan speed. Apart from that, the paper also develops a set of vibration features that will assist in identifying low flow conditions in automotive radiator. 1

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Indexed by SCOPUS
Uncontrolled Keywords: Engine temperatures; Vibration analysis; Spectral density; Flow of fluids; Automotive radiators
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Centre of Excellence: Automotive Engineering Centre
Depositing User: Dr. Mohd Shahrir Mohd Sani
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2019 01:20
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 01:20
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/24855
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