Engine Testing Methods and Systems – Internal Combustion

Engine Testing Methods and Systems: Internal Combustion introduces learners the fundamental concepts, terminology, and mechanical devices used when performing an engine test, with a focus on what types of sensors and dynamometers should be applied for different scenarios. The learning in this course is delivered in a structured and measurable way, complete with 3D animations, colorful illustrations, and interactive quizzing. The information contained in this course is relevant to anyone involved in engine testing, regardless if the user is a seasoned veteran or new to engine testing overall.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand the various types of testing applications.
  • The different types of engine tests and engine testing methods.
  • Determine which type of engine test that should be performed.
  • Learn about the various mechanical devices associated with engine testing and how they function.
  • Develop an understanding of the common instrumentation that is used in engine testing.
  • Identify the different types of sensors and understand how they function.
Course Length: 2 HRS

Table of Contents

Basic Test Concepts

  • Testing Applications
  • Engine Testing Methods
    • Loaded Hot Testing
    • Unloaded Hot Testing
    • Non-Firing Testing
  • Engine Test Types
  • Data Acquisition
    • Sensors and Transducers
    • Signal Conditioning
    • Analog-to-Digital Converter
    • Computer: ECM

Mechanical Devices

  • Dynamometers
    • Eddy Current Dynamometer
    • Water Brake Dynamometer
    • Regenerative Electric Motor Dynamometer
    • AC Electric Motor
    • DC Electric Motor
  • Engine Test Stand

Common Testing Instrumentation

  • Common Sensor Operating Principles
    • Strain Gauge
    • Excitation
    • Piezoelectricity
  • Pressure Sensors
    • Absolute Pressure Sensor
    • Gauge Pressure Sensor
    • Differential Pressure Sensor
  • Air Flow Sensors
  • Temperature Sensors
    • RTD
    • Thermocouple
    • Thermistor
  • Torque Sensors
    • Load Cell
    • Slip Ring Sensor
    • Transformer Coupled Sensor
    • Radio Frequency Torque Sensor
  • Vibration Sensors
    • Piezoelectric Accelerometer
    • Capacitive Accelerometer
  • Exhaust Gas Analysis Sensors

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