Development of Cost Effective Chassis Dynamometer for Engine Output Power Measurements

Murthy, Amar A and Rakesh, L and Gurumurthy, B M and Hattangady, Vikram Harin and Puri, Suneet Singh (2016) Development of Cost Effective Chassis Dynamometer for Engine Output Power Measurements. In: International Conference on Advances in Mechanical and Robotics Engineering, june 12th 2014, Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors, Malys.

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Measurement of output power from an engine is an important step in analysis of engine performance. Currently, dynamometers are used to measure the brake power of engines at varied loads. However, these devices are often expensive and sophisticated. Therefore there is a need to develop an extremely cost effective device for brake power measurement. In this work, a chassis dynamometer is designed and fabricated for testing a two wheeler vehicle. The drive axle weight is up to 800 kg. The dynamometer is primarily made out of mild steel and uses worn out car tires to function as rollers. The device is found to be extremely cost effective and reliable as compared to the existing dynamometers

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brake power, chassis dynamometer, engine performance
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechanical and Manufacturing
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2016 15:37
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 15:37

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