A new engine development test system recently completed at one of the "Big 3" automobile companies handles performance testing in which horsepower, torque, mechanical efficiency and other engine design parameters are computer acquired. The configuration allows one processor and its interfaces to automatically control four independent test cells concurrently. Dynamometer reference speed, engine throttle position, spark advance and fuel rate are computer controlled, utilizing feedback to close the control loops. Optimization techniques are applied via Fortran algorithms to perform actuator control, achieving set point repeatability.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Preprint for meeting held September 13-16, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Boozang, R J
    • Fentress, J P
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165126
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 760941 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM