Modeling of in-cabin climate and fogging of windshield

R. B. Kharat*, M. R. Nandgaonkar, S. R. Kajale, V. V. Ranade, S. K. Mahajan

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Passenger safety is considered as the central issue in vehicle design. One of the important factors that strongly affect driving safety is visibility through the windshield. Present model is mainly focused on the problem of fogging of windshields including the effects of latent heat and humidity. Model was studied for different climatic conditions like hot humid climate and cold climate. The effect of surface parameters like static contact angle, on defogging was also studied. Further, the effect of AC on in-cabin climate was also studied. Experimental results for condensation on a glass plate very well resembled with the glass-model results. The model helps in predicting fogging and understanding the actual thermal parameters leading to it and hence can be useful in optimizing these parameters so as to reduce fogging. It serves as a useful tool in optimizing the performance of an air conditioner.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSAE Technical Papers
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 World Congress - Detroit, MI, United States
Duration: 16 Apr 200719 Apr 2007


Conference2007 World Congress
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDetroit, MI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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