The Vehicle Dynamics Laboratory is designed to support teaching and research in the automotive engineering field. The major piece of equipment is a 4x4 vehicle chassis dynamometer with individual torque control of each of the four rolls. This state-of-the-art dynamometer is used for all-wheel drive vehicle performance tests, fuel economy improvements, acceleration performance analysis, stability evaluation, durability and diagnostic tests, safety related experiments, and NVH structure developments.
Four-Wheel Drive Chassis Dynamometer
Unique 4x4 vehicle chassis dynamometer with individual wheel torque electronic controls of one, two, three, or all four drive wheels and speed capability of up to 100 mph.
Four individual wheel power absorbers with 175 HP per wheel capability for continuous operation and up to 350 HP intermittently.
Adjustable 89-135 inch wheelbase with an extension up to 175 inches. vehicle performance: open and limited slip differentials, locking differentials, viscous drive, traction control, and other mechanical and mechatronic driveline systems.
Research wheel power balance to improve tire design.
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