An intercooler is a heat exchanger used to cool a gas after compression.Often found in turbocharged engines.Unfortunately, it’s rather hard to see them working. This time Warped Perception’s experiment is the intercooler topic of the experimentation with the objective to provide a visual depiction of the flow of air through a turbocharged system.
The results were spectacular.Warped Perception is back with the Supra and the see-through intercooler this time he decidet to do a higher boost test and get the car on the dyno, after I reinforce the intercooler since in the previous video it blew up.
He also feed the intercooler some fog through the air filter and through the turbo and film it with the high-speed camera in slow motion to allow us to see the flow patterns and how the air distributes in the intercooler.
Then he will go ahead and start cranking up the boost to see how much pressure the intercooler can actually hold.Definitely a little different than I thought it was going to be, I always thought that the air mostly flowed in the lower half of the intercooler but as you can see in the video due to the static pressure resistance and air taking the easiest path it seems to even out over the entire length of the intercooler.This is all demonstrated with the use of clear plastic tanks on each end of the intercooler.