Press Kit: Automotive Research and Development Centre (ARDC) 20th Anniversary

University of Windsor / FCA Canada Automotive Research and Development Centre

Engine Cooling Systems Laboratory

  • The 70-square-metre Engine Cooling Systems Laboratory was established at the Automotive Research and Development Centre (ARDC) in 2015. 
     
  • The laboratory is a collaborative effort between the Engine Cooling Systems Product Engineering team and Aero-thermal System Simulation team.  
     
  • The purpose of the laboratory is to evaluate pressure and flow characteristics, across variable cooling system design paths, for multiple vehicle platforms.   
     
  • Data collected through all plumbing branches and heat exchangers is used to optimize the engine cooling system design prior to vehicle design completion.  
     
  • In addition, the data collected is also used to develop simulation tools to better predict engine cooling system performance on future programs.