Project Type: Thermal transient anemometer (TTA) development
Customer: Collaborative project with Michigan State University
Dynamometer: AccuDyne Dynamometer
Control System: DynoLAB
SAKOR Technologies won a competitive Small Company Innovation Program (SCIP) grant, awarded by the Michigan Corporate Relations Network (MCRN), for development of a thermal transient anemometer (TTA). This device is used to measure airflow moving through a running vehicle. The new TTA features superior testing accuracy, speed and reliability compared to other available air flow measurement methods, such as Kiel probes and vane anemometers. With a slim profile and a cell grid that fits easily behind the vehicle’s radiator, the device covers the entire air path so it can properly measure integrated air flow across the entire system, as well as air flow through each segment. The TTA greatly enhances the ability to assess heat rejection, a major design consideration for all vehicles powered by internal combustion engines.
The research is a collaborative effort with Michigan State University’s Turbulent Shear Flows Laboratory. SAKOR is working closely with MSU towards the ultimate goal of commercializing the technology. Several major OEMs have already expressed interest in this cutting-edge technology.