3 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE R&D
After the workshop presentations, four breakout sessions, each facilitated by an industrial
representative, were conducted. The topical areas for each of the four sessions were:
Session A: Engine Cooling Methodologies/System Architectures, Computer-
Session B: Heat Exchangers, Heat-Transfer Fluids, Heat-Transfer
Enhancements, Climate Control, Refrigeration.
Session C: Fans, Pumps, Actuators, Sensors, Waste-Heat Recovery/
Utilization, Heat Storage, Brake Cooling, Auxiliary Power Units.
Session D: Modeling, Simulation, Underhood Airflow, Aerodynamics.
In the breakout sessions, issues were discussed and research needs identified. Summaries
of the discussion, as documented by the breakout session recorders, are included in Appendix C.
Results from the discussions, coupled with information conveyed during the workshop
presentations (see Section 2), were used to develop a list of recommended R&D areas/projects.
In the following subsections, an attempt has been made to categorize these research
areas/projects as being "most appropriate for industry" and "most appropriate for government
funding." The criteria for a project to be categorized as "industry-appropriate" are that it is
directly related to component development and/or is related to the application of existing
technology. Criteria for "government (DOE) funding" are that the research long-range and/or
high-risk, that it is demonstrates proof-of-concept, or would lead to development of technologies
that are "enabling," i.e., technologies that would encourage the introduction of advanced
components and concepts into wider acceptability and use. It is anticipated that individual
companies can use these recommendations to define and focus their own research plans. The
listing recommended for DOE funding will be used to define the DOE/OHVT multiyear research
plan; the plan is presented in Section 5 of this report. No attempt has been made to prioritize
Industry's focus is on improving existing equipment to meet requirements for added heat
rejection. It is already conducting much of the research and development identified in the
following listing of recommended research areas/projects.