AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH CELL

Automotive Research Cell of Department of Automobile Engineering is well equipped with advanced testing facilities to carryout research work in stationary engines, automotive engines and components of automotive vehicles. The performance, combustion and emission characteristics of engines with various automotive fuels (Diesel, Petrol, Bio-Diesel, etc) can be obtained using state-of-the-art Research facilities.

Chassis Dynamometer is installed to carry out the performance test for the measurement of brake power, acceleration, fuel consumption, stopping distance, etc., on Two, Three & Four wheelers. It is equipped with regenerative dynamometer & Indian driving cycle and it can be operated in various modes viz., warm up mode, RLS mode, motoring mode and calibration mode.
Chassis Dynamometer facilitates the measurement of power up to 96 kW and can be operated with a maximum speed of 155 kmph and inertia simulation range 120 to 3200kg.

RESEARCH FACILITIES AVAILABLE

1. CHASSIS DYNAMOMETER

2. ENGINES

· Stationary Single Cylinder Compression Ignition Engine

· Automotive Heavy Commercial Vehicle CI Engines

· Automotive Petrol Engine

3. LOADING DEVICES

· Dynalec Eddy Current Dynamometers (ECB) of size 70, 120, 200 and 450 BHP

4. INSTRUMENTATION

· AVL 8 channel INDIMODULE combustion analysis system

· AVL Five gas analyser

· AVL Smoke meter

· AVL Pressure sensor, Angle encoder and Needle lift sensor

· Fuel Injection Pump Test Bench

5. BOMB CALORIMETER

6. JUNKERS GAS CALORIMETER

7. NOZZLE TESTOR

POSSIBLE INVESTIGATIONS

· Performance, emission and combustion analysis of stationary engine fuelled with Diesel, Bio-Diesel, etc. with engine modifications

· Performance, emission and combustion analysis of automotive HCV CI engine

· Performance and emission analysis of automotive SI engine

· Durability test of stationary and automotive engines

· Durability test of components of automotive engines

· Testing of automotive engine radiators with different coolants

· Testing of Two/Three/Four wheelers using Chassis Dynamometer

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