Engine Test Setup (Computerised) (236)
The setup consists of single cylinder, four stroke, Petrol engine connected to eddy current type dynamometer for loading. It is provided with necessary instruments for combustion pressure and crank-angle measurements. These signals are interfaced to computer through data acquisition device for Pθ-PV diagrams. Provision is also made for interfacing airflow, fuel flow, exhaust temperature and load measurement. The set up has stand-alone panel box consisting of air box, fuel tank, manometer, fuel measuring unit, transmitters for air and fuel flow measurements, temperature indicator and load indicator.
The setup enables study of engine performance for brake power, indicated power, frictional power, BMEP, IMEP, brake thermal efficiency, indicated thermal efficiency, Mechanical efficiency, volumetric efficiency, specific fuel consumption, A/F ratio and heat balance.
Labview based Engine Performance Analysis software package Enginesoft is provided for on line performance evaluation. The product is optionally offered with programmable ECU.