Student Initiated Projects Maddie BurkeSean Harriman Kevin Ferraro Andrew Nauss Marie Rohrbaugh Robert Hughes
FSAE Turbocharger Problem Statement: Successfully implement a turbocharger system on the current WR450 single cylinder engine.
Background Information • Turbocharger system must be light weight, reliable, serviceable, and efficient • Appropriate size will be determined based on intake restrictor, spool time, and chassis space • Heat management and cooling aspects are essential • Turbo is favorable over supercharger due to vibration issues and torque curve • Added weight must be justified through reduced lap times, power increase, and increased fuel efficiency http://www.atpturbo.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/Catalog%20Images/Turbochargers/GT15-72TRIM-43AR_450-1.jpg
Stakeholders • RIT FSAE Racing • Lead Powertrain Engineer – Phil Vars • Project Manager – John Scanlon • Potential hardware sponsor – (Honeywell, Garrett, Borg Warner, etc.) • FSAE Project Mentor – Alan Nye
Alternative Fuel Vehicle to Compete in the Green Grand Prix at Watkins Glen Problem Statement: If the Rochester Institute of Technology is focusing on a more sustainable and green future and Watkins Glen International is only an 1.5 hours away WHY IS RIT NOT COMPETING IN THE GREEN GRAND PRIX?
Green Grand Prix: An educational and competitive event which showcases motoring technology that aims for a cleaner environment. Only Official SCCA road rally that promotes entry of all road- legal vehicle types and fuels in North America. Time Speed Distance (TSD) Rally Fri:130 mile fuel economy event on WGI 2.45 mile track Sat:140 mile fuel economy event on public roads around Seneca Lake Current Teams Cornell 100+ mpg Car Redshift Alfred State Honda Insight Edison2 Roo Pod Background Information
Relevant RIT Courses Intro to Automotive Design and Manufacture Basic overview of vehicle design Internal Combustion Engines Learn theory and faults/inefficiencies of IC engines Vehicle Dynamics Powertrain System and Design Research Activities RIT eBike Club Center of Sustainable Mobility Human Powered Vehicle Background Information Continued
Sean Harriman (me) Captain of former WIHS Solar Car Team, 1st in 2005 Tour De Sol. Bob Gillespie Chairman of Green Grand Prix Dr. Alan Nye Assistant Department Head, Head of SAE Unidentified Faculty Member of Golisano Institute of Sustainability Center of Sustainable Mobility WHY: Knows electric vehicles, TSD races, car fabrication Running event past 8 years, offshoot of Tour De Sol Knows vehicle design, ME department faculty and space, former senior design projects $4 Million Dollar Grant from U.S. Department of Transportation to assess impact of different alternative fuel and propulsion technologies Stakeholders
Water Tunnel at RIT Problem Statement: Build a water tunnel for use within the Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Background Information • Water tunnels used for hydrodynamic testing • Water tunnel has applications in research and educational use • Many past projects would have benefitted from such a testing capability http://www.rollinghillsresearch.com/Water_Tunnels/Model_0710.html
Background Information • Applicable courses- • Thermofluids Lab I • Fluid Mechanics • Transport Phenomena • Relevant topics • Incompressible Inviscid flow • Aero/Hydrodynamics • Dimensional analysis • Lift/Drag of objects • Energy harvesting
Benchmarks- MSE FlowLab http://www.measurementsci.com/products_flowLab.html
Benchmarks- Rolling Hills Research 0710 http://www.rollinghillsresearch.com/Water_Tunnels/Model_0710.html
Stakeholders • Dr. Ghosh (initial project idea/educational uses) • Mr. Ed Hanzlik (educational uses/testing) • ME Students • Dr. Lamkin-Kennard (education/testing) • ChemE Department (lab use) • Dr. Steven Day (research) • Sarah Brownell (sustainable projects)
Nanomanipulator Phase Two Problem Statement: Broaden participation and collaboration in nanoscale science by creating remotely accessible instrumentation.
What Is a Nanomanipulator? • Ultra high precision position instrument • Maneuver objects at micro and nano scale • Many uses in research • Inject into individual cells
Motivation • Commercially available manipulators are ~25k • Not controllable over the internet • Increase access, interest and participation in nanoscience • Accessible Via Internet • Affordable (Goal 1K)
Stakeholders • Prof Schrlau (RIT Mechanical Engineering) • Prof Stevens (RIT Mechanical Engineering) • Nano-Bio Interface Laboratory Staff • Phase 1 Senior Design Team • End users of product (Students/Scientists)
Summary/Questions? FSAE Turbo • Successfully implement a turbo on the WR450 engine • Compile a reliable, light weight, and efficient turbo system Green GP • High Efficiency road registered vehicle • Funding, Space and University Support Water Tunnel • Useful water tunnel for education, research, and testing • Control flow and visualization capability Moog External Leakage • Minimize leak of test stand • Well developed utilization plan of improved equipment Nanomanipulator Phase 2 • Develop remote control nanomanipulator • Make nanoscience more accessible