Mini-van headliner-based air distribution system

Manohar R. Kulkarni*, Thomas R. Worsham

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Production of vehicles incorporating supply of conditioned air only in the front makes it difficult for the rear and middle passengers to achieve thermal comfort. This discomfort is only likely to increase as the mini-vans are extended in future models. A proposed solution consists of utilizing a new headliner technology to fabricate air distribution channels directly in the headliner thus eliminating need for any blow molded ductwork. As a part of the integrated headliner project, flow information was developed for air distribution through headliner and also a method of determining it's distribution effectiveness. Details of the work are described in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Congress and Expostition
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991
EventInternational Congress and Expostition - Detroit, MI, United States
Duration: Feb 25 1991Mar 1 1991


OtherInternational Congress and Expostition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDetroit, MI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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