The key components are designing an automotive include the modeling of the engine, combustion efficiency, aerodynamics of the vehicle, HVAC, and sloshing behavior in a vehicle. Now as electric vehicles are coming into the picture and gaining attention, the electrical energy generation system and the heart of these vehicles i.e. battery pack and fuel cells also need to be modeled to have a prior estimate of their performance and eliminate the safety concerns. Paanduv provides expert solutions to problems associated with the automotive industry.
Keywords: Combustion, HVAC in Car Seat, Aerodynamics, Battery, Fuel Cell
HVAC in Car Seat
Fuel cells enable the direct conversion of chemical energy into electrical energy. The reactants are constantly reacting to produce electricity and water as the by-product. Thermal and water management in these systems poses challenges to the smooth operations of fuel cells. Minimizing the pressure drop in the bipolar plate channels is yet another area of research that seems to be never-ending. The polarization curve considering all the important aspects in fuel cells to optimize the current density is also widely explored. These problems are addressed by computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and we are working to capture all the physics involved in these cutting-edge research areas. Multiphase flows and reactions, electrochemical reactions, flow through porous media, conjugate heat transfer, and pressure velocity coupling have to be coupled to obtain the complete solution for the fuel cell.