Graduation Semester and Year




Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

First Advisor

Robert L Woods


Formula SAE at UT Arlington has always been building well engineered race cars, further being one of the top teams in The United States. However, an electric race car being first in the fleet, cooling of electric motors played a vital role. The thermal system being significantly different from combustion cars, consists of a lower heat application. It is always favorable to maintain electronics as close to ambient temperature as compared to its counter hydro-mechanical engines. To attain the objective, a complete thermal & fluid analysis was carried out using the NTU method/ microscopic theory and experimental results associated towards achieving system resistances/ pressure drop relations using frictional factors for the appropriate size of a dual pass radiator, water booster pumps and high profile fans. Further, with system and pump/ fan curves, I received forecasted and actual operating points which in turn enables the team to have a better judgement and analytic towards the selection of the same.


Aerospace Engineering | Engineering | Mechanical Engineering


Degree granted by The University of Texas at Arlington