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Product DescriptionThe purpose of this project is to develop a scalable motor dynamometer appropriate for use with a DC electric motor. As automotive technology advances, it is likely that hybrid vehicles and electric vehicles will play an increasingly important role in our transportation systems. The Mechanical Engineering Department currently operates an internal combustion engine dynamometer (IC engine dyno), located in the engine test cell within the ME machine shop. This new dynamometer should be scalable (to 1kg and 100kg robotic payload variants), modular in design, open architecture, open source, and fully instrumented for use in a variety of education, research & development, and outreach applications within and beyond the RIT KGCOE.
This is a continuation of a previous project. Students should review what was done in the past and determine to what extent the project will involve modification and/or rebuild. Students will have access to all knowledge gained in the previous design.