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Thermal design


Analyse the heat losses of a Sprinter van

29 min.
Introduction¶General goal¶The design of a camping van involves an estimation of the heat losses that will lead to the subsequent design of both the insulation and the heating system. This study will aim at evaluating the average heat flux through the van surfaces in steady mode. Tools of the trade¶For that matter, we will use mostly Numpy, the scientific computing module for vector and matrice algebra in Python. As a wrapper for Numpy, we will use the package Pandas which offers a nice way to index rows and columns of Numpy arrays,like an abstraction of a spreadsheet, with SQL-like tools to get, mask and insert data.
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