Commissioning of Damper Dynamometer

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Andrew Chau, 20264212 Michael Li, 10758152 Tiong Kun Ooi, 20256339

Improvements and Operation of the Damper Dynamometer

Improvements and Operation Of the Damper Dynamometer
Andrew Chau 20264212 Michael Li 10758152 Tiong Kun Ooi 20256339

School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Australia

Supervisor: Lynn O. Kirkham School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Australia

MECH3402 Final Report School of Mechanical Engineering University of Western Australia

Submitted: October 16th, 2009

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Andrew Chau, 20264212 Michael Li, 10758152 Tiong Kun Ooi, 20256339

Improvements and Operation of the Damper Dynamometer

Project Summary

Dampers, also known as shock absorbers, are an integral part of a motor vehicle, especially vehicles used in motorsports. The use of different dampers will inevitably affect the handling and stability of a race car as different dampers will have different characteristics and therefore, the dissipation of kinetic energy in the springs will be different. An onsite damper dynamometer will allow UWAM, University of Western Australia Motorsport team, to readily test their dampers to determine their characteristics and also tune them to their desired properties. A damper dynamometer has been manufactured and a data acquisition software, DAQ, already written by previous years projects. The purpose of this project will be to finalise the damper dynamometer.

The original scope of the project was to implement safety measures for the damper dynamometer, determine the robustness of the dynamometer, make adjustments so that the dynamometer is able to test the Kinetic™ H2 Suspension System and then to test the Kinetic™ H2 Suspension System and finally, write an operation manual for the dynamometer. Due to several factors not all the initial objectives were completed. The robustness of the damper…...

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