Date

12-2009

Degree Name

BS in BioResource and Agricultural Engineering

Department

BioResource and Agricultural Engineering Department

Advisor(s)

Shaun Kelly

Abstract

This project discusses the design, reconstruction, and evaluation of a dynamometer. A new test stand for the Quarter Scale team would improve the testing of the engines and the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). All the readings will be done electronically in order to provide the most accurate data collection. The dynamometer will be a closed hydraulic system for ease of use. This system will be able to test all of Quarter Scale engines. The data collected will be used to determine which engines are in the best condition, and which may need to be fixed. With the new design, the Quarter Scale team will also be able to experiment and determine the best springs to use in conjunction with the CVT. Testing demonstrated that the dynamometer needs more long term testing before data can be used in the confines of a Quarter Scale report. Initial testing shows that the dynamometer does work on the bases of providing a good test stand for future of Quarter Scale.