It might come naturally to think that the larger the surface area of a radiator’s core, the greater its ability to cool. With the help of New-Line Racing, which provided us with three different types of radiator cores (the “Standard”, the “MAX” and the new entry “MAX2”) of identical dimensions, we discovered that there are other parameters that greatly influence a radiator’s effectiveness. For example,…
Given the same radiator core surface area, analyze how much the constructive and structural characteristics of the core can affect cooling capacity.
With the assistance of New-Line Racing, we carried out three identical track tests using 3 different radiator cores, each featuring different structures and design characteristics, but identical radiator core surface areas.
The three cores tested were:
At the “7 laghi kart” track – Castelletto di Branduzzo (Pavia) – Italy
For once, the conditions of the asphalt and the track, in terms of the amount of rubber on the asphalt, were of little importance. What may be worth noting is that the temperature of the asphalt reached about 45° C on all 3 tests. Furthermore, the test took place at the hottest time of the day, more precisely from 12.25 pm to 1.18 pm.
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