Faculty Advisor

Stafford, Kenneth A.

Abstract

The purpose was to research, develop, and test a Continuously Variable Transmission prototype for use with current centrifugal supercharger designs. Dynamometer tests of the prototype yielded a 15% increase in horsepower at 3000 RPM. At low to midrange engine RPM a substantial increase in charge density, mass flow rate, and efficiency were obtained with respect to the conventional belt-driven supercharger; contributing to greater power production over a centrifugal system without the continuously variable transmission.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

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