Pre-dimensioning software for the air conditioning system of a passenger compartment
Electric and hybrid vehicles are being developed because of environmental issues that will emerge over the coming years. “Clean” vehicles still offer limited fuel endurance, and so the challenge is to reduce the energy consumption of auxiliary systems (such as air conditioning) to a “bare minimum”.
The objective of the Thermicab project is to develop software that can optimise the dimensioning of an air conditioning system.
By estimating energy consumption—factoring in the architecture of the passenger compartment, the climatic conditions, as well as the phases of use—SEGULA has developed software that can be used to dimension air conditioning systems to a bare minimum, thus optimising the vehicle’s energy requirements.