Faculty Advisor

Lados, Diana A.

Faculty Advisor

Norton, Robert L.

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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