Senior Projects 2012-2013
Team SVT pictured from left: Faculty Advisor Prof. David McDonald; Dean Dr. David R. Finley, P.E.; Christopher Dalpra, MfgET; Dennis Ross, ME; Kirk Harris, EE; Tara Bioty, ME
Team SVT: Superior Vehicle Testing
- Tara Bioty, ME
- Christopher Dalpra, MfgET
- Kirk Harris, EE
- Dennis Ross, ME
- Prof. David McDonald
- LSSU Engineering
- Dr. Robert Hildebrand
Project Description: Vehicle Dynamometer Testing Systems
Vehicle Dynamometer Testing Systems are widely used in the design, building, and manufacture of all type of vehicles. Team SVT designed, and built a small scale, bench-top dynamometer system for use in LSSU's vehicle systems courses. The system operates in a similar manor as a full scale dynamometer, including torque and speed control and measurement via a computer-based data acquisition system.
Team SVT also made significant safety and functionality upgrades to the LSSU chassis dynamometer system. The upgrades focused on the redesign and implementation of several safety systems as well as significant upgrades to the real-time instrumentation, data-acquisition, and data analysis features
Team SVT (left) stands with the bench-top dynamometer (seen above) and the vehicle loaned by Continental Automotive for testing on the full-sized dynamometer.
Links to the 2012-13 Senior Project Teams: