Patent Number: 6,308,896

Title: Heat generator and design method thereof

Abstract: A heat generator comprises a partitioning wall 34 in opposed relation to a rotor in a heat generating area, in which the partitioning wall is formed with a supply groove 38 for introducing the viscous fluid to the outer peripheral area of the heat generating area from a storage area, and a recovery groove 39 for leading out the viscous fluid to the storage area from the outer peripheral area of the heat generating area. The shape, position and the mounting angle of the supply groove 38 and the recovery groove 39 are designed to set the outflow ratio .alpha. to not more than 0.92. The outflow ratio .alpha. is defined as the ratio (.alpha.=Qout1/Qin) of the amount Qout1 of the viscous fluid flowing out from the heat generating area due to the forcible transfer function of the recovery groove 39 to the total amount Qin of the viscous fluid flowing from the storage area into the heat generating area.

Inventors: Moroi; Takahiro (Kariya, JP), Suzuki; Shigeru (Kariya, JP), Niwa; Masami (Kariya, JP), Hoshino; Tatsuyuki (Kariya, JP)

Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyoda Jidoshokki Seisakusho

International Classification: F24J 3/00 (20060101); B60H 001/02 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018