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Cooling Assembly for a Vehicle

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000258161D
Publication Date: 2019-Apr-15
Document File: 5 page(s) / 243K

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Abstract

The present solution relates to a cooling assembly for a vehicle arranged to enhance cooling of a power source compartment of the vehicle. The present solution further relates to a vehicle comprising a cooling assembly.

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Cooling Assembly for a Vehicle

ABSTRACT

The present solution relates to a cooling assembly for a vehicle arranged to enhance cooling of a power source compartment of the vehicle. The present solution further relates to a vehicle comprising a cooling assembly.

BACKGROUND

A vehicle comprises one or more power sources for propulsion of the vehicle, such as an electric propulsion system and/or an internal combustion engine. These types of power sources are usually arranged in a power source compartment of the vehicle and generate heat during operation. Furthermore, modern vehicles usually comprise numerous other types of components arranged in the power source compartment which generate heat such as engine components, turbochargers, compressors, electrical components, and the like. These components are usually cooled by the air present in the engine compartment.

However, in case of high ambient temperatures, it can be difficult to obtain sufficient cooling of the components in the power source compartment. Too high temperatures in a power source compartment can be harmful for components arranged therein. Insufficient cooling means that the operation of the vehicle in terms of topography and the like are limited and thereby not all markets can be offered the vehicle.

TECHNICAL SOLUTION

Reference is made to the Fig. 1 below which schematically illustrates a top view of a vehicle 3, according to some embodiments of the present solution. According to the illustrated embodiments, the vehicle 3 comprises an occupant compartment 9 configured to accommodate occupants. According to the illustrated embodiments, the vehicle 3 is a large sized vehicle 3 and the occupant compartment 9 of the vehicle 3 is configured to accommodate ten or more occupants. The vehicle 3 further comprises a power source 5 arranged to provide motive power to the vehicle 3. According to the illustrated embodiments, the power source 5 comprises an internal combustion engine 5 and an electric machine 5’ each arranged to provide motive power to the vehicle 3. Thus, according to the illustrated embodiments, the vehicle 3 can be referred to as a hybrid electric vehicle 3. According to further embodiments, the vehicle 3 may comprise an internal combustion engine which alone is arranged to provide motor power to the vehicle 3 without assistance from an electric machine, or a pure electric drive, i.e. one or more electric machines configured to provide motive power to the vehicle 3 without the assistance from an internal combustion engine.

The vehicle 3 further comprises a power source compartment 6, wherein the power source 5 is arranged in the power source compartment 6. The power source compartment 6 may comprise considerably more components than depicted in Fig. 1. Purely as examples, these components may comprise one or more engine components, turbochargers, compressors, electrical components, hoses, wires, pumps, and the like.

The vehicle 3 comprises a cooling assembly 1 according t...

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