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Comparison of thermal modeling and experimental results of a generic model for ground vehicle
Author(s): Y. Bushlin; A. Lessin; A. Reinov
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Paper Abstract

Accurate thermal modeling requires verification and validation of the model and software being used. For basic evaluation of thermal prediction models and software tools, a generic model - CUBI was build. The model was designed to have simple geometry yet, consisted of similar characteristics as of a ground vehicle. The model was equipped with thermocouples for measuring its temperature variations and was placed in a typical desert environment for field testing. The experimental setup also included a meteorological station. The data collected was used for the thermal behavior analysis of the generic model and for comparison with the thermal calculations predictions. Comparison of the results shows sufficient compliance but yet reviles some issues in the modeling that should be addressed.

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Date Published: 4 May 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6239, Targets and Backgrounds XII: Characterization and Representation, 62390P (4 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.665256
Show Author Affiliations
Y. Bushlin, Institute for Advanced R&D (Israel)
A. Lessin, Institute for Advanced R&D (Israel)
A. Reinov, Institute for Advanced R&D (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6239:
Targets and Backgrounds XII: Characterization and Representation
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement, Editor(s)

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