Lados, Diana A.
Norton, Robert L.
O'Neill Motor Company
O’Neill Motor Company (OMC) requested a redesign of the NorEaster helicopter engine to improve its power to weight ratio and reliability. OMC’s current prototype of a Cam-Driven Radial Piston Engine does not have a competitive power output and is not robust enough for production. The final design will last 100,000 hours of operation with 8 diesel engine heads. All dynamic components were designed for fatigue. Aluminum-steel composite cams were developed to reduce weight and surface wear on the camtracks.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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