Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science in Engineering


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Hosung Lee

Second Advisor

Dr. Christopher Cho

Third Advisor

Dr. Timothy Scott


Powertrain, cooling, LCAC, LCOND, dual-loop

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


This project report serves as a continuation and finalization of an overall experience with the design process including working on the development of system components, working with automotive industry leaders, suppliers and dealing with the aspects of business and production feasibility. The development of a dual level cooling concept to apply Centro Richerche Fiat established components on a Chrysler Group vehicle application was the foundation of the design project completed in December 2012 by Matt Cutler and Mitch Zajac. The development of this system aimed to decrease overall vehicle power consumption, minimize overall system packaging space, and to increase vehicle performance and fuel economy. This project builds on that design and development work by way of component implementation, experimental testing, and system feasibility analysis. Through collaborative work with Chrysler Group and their facilities, this project exemplifies an engineer’s ability to design, implement, test, and complete analysis for success on an industry applicable system. This is done through start-to-finish, proofof- concept design and delivery of the new dual level cooling powertrain thermal management system.