P13263: Hybrid Engine Test Stand


Project Summary Project Information

Internal combustion (IC) engines lose too much energy to waste heat. In order to utilize waste heat and improve efficiency, water could be injected intermittent with fuel into an IC engine. The resulting production of steam would make harvesting of excess heat possible.

This project was created to provide the tools needed to understand the feasibility of such an engine. A test stand will be designed and built to make performance evaluation of a "hybrid" gas/steam engine possible. An existing IC engine will be slightly modified and used as an engine for benchmarking purposes.

The test stand must incorporate instrumentation to control inputs and measure outputs of a "hybrid" engine. The collected data will serve to improve the understanding and implementation of this technology. Specifically, the data should consist of power and efficiency as well as sensor information for optimization.

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Introduction Video (Link to YouTube)

Test Video (Link to YouTube)

Project Name
Hybrid Engine Test Stand
Project Number
Project Family
Single Project
Start Term
End Term
Faculty Guide
Vincent Burolla, vabddm@rit.edu

Leo Farnand, lfarnan1@rochester.rr.com

Primary Customer
Engine Developer
Sponsor (financial support)
Self Sponsored

Team Members

Trevor, Joe, Tim, Matt, Dave

Trevor, Joe, Tim, Matt, Dave

Member Role Contact
Trevor Deacon Electrical Engineer / Edge Administrator ted7416@rit.edu
David Scott Electrical Engineer / Facilitator dws2926@rit.edu
Tim Francis Electrical Engineer / Systems Integration tpf3979@rit.edu
Joe Koch Mechanical Engineer / Scribe jdk9172@rit.edu
Matt Figliotti Mechanical Engineer / Leader mpf1919@rit.edu

Table of Contents


Photo Gallery

Planning & Execution

Systems Design

Detailed Design

Values and Norms

Meeting Minutes

Photo Gallery

Planning & Execution

Build, Test, Document

Final Presentation

Technical Paper