Aerospace Engineering Department
BS in Aerospace Engineering
A MATLAB program was written to plot compressor performance maps for a set of test data that was collected in accordance with SAE J1723 at Vortech Engineering, Inc. Paxton Automotive Corp.'s N2500 supercharger was used as a case example for the program, which was carried through from test stand installation to finalized compressor performance map. A sequence was also developed to interpolate the efficiency of the compressor for a given operational setting. The program was shown to be a great improvement from the previously applied technique for accomplishing the same tasks; it is more accurate in plotting the given data, and the time spent performing the process is reduced by approximately seven hours.