Faculty Advisor

Sullivan, John M.

Abstract

This MQP defines an intuitive protocol for the tuning of the continuously variable transmission (CVT) for competition applications including the FSAE Design Competition. The tuning program explored in this report allows the reader to simulate transmission tuning affects on vehicle operation and make informed tuning decisions that save time, reduce cost, and provide consistent tunes. This method was used to simulate alterations to the 2012 WPI FSAE vehicle tune and resulted in a vehicle prepared for racing conditions.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2014

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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