An intercooler will be installed between the cylinders to help cool the air before it is ingested into the next cylinder for further compression. This aids in the compressor's efficiency. An air/air intercooler consists of a tube and fin radiator. The induction air passes through thin rectangular cross-section tubes that are stacked on top of the other. Often inside the tubes are fins that are designed to create turbulence and so improve heat exchange. Between the tubes are more fins, usually bent in a zig-zag formation. Invariably, air/air intercoolers are constructed from aluminium. The induction air flows through the many tubes. The air is then exposed to a very large surface area of conductive aluminium that absorbs and transfers the heat through the thickness of metal. Outside air driven through the core by the forward motion of the car takes this heat away, transferring it from the intake air to the atmosphere.
(Source: "The Intercooler - Whats It All About?" The Intercooler - Whats It All About? N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2013.)
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2. "The Intercooler - Whats It All About?" The Intercooler - Whats It All About? N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2013.
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