Absorption Chilled Automobile Climate System

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GRØN DYST 2010 Technical University of Denmark

Absorption Chilled Automobile Climate System
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Author:Anders Worning Slot (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Claus Svend Simonsen (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Morten Bjelbo Thomsen (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Supervisor:Arne Jørgensen Egelund (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Date: 2010-06-25     Track: Main     Session: 1
DOI:10.4122/1.1000000183
DOI:10.4122/1.1000000184
DOI:10.4122/1.1000000185

In an average combustion engine automobile, more than half of the fuel energy released upon combustion, is lost through dissipated heat. By employing the principle of absorption cooling, our project aims to utilize this excess heat to provide the cooling needed for the car’s climate system. This would in turn increase the fuel efficiency of the average car with up to 10%, as the conventional cooling system in today’s cars is a compressor driven system, that uses mechanical power provided by the engine.