Keywords

Exhaust simulation, Exhaust tuning, NASCAR, Restrictor plate

Abstract

This paper presents the results of a study on exhaust manifold design for a NASCAR Restrictor plate internal combustion engine. A computer simulation model was developed using Ricardo WAVE software. WAVE is a computer-aided engineering code developed by Ricardo to analyze the dynamics of pressure waves, mass flows and energy losses in ducts, plenums and the intake and exhaust manifolds of various systems and machines. [1] The model was validated against experimental data from a current NASCAR Winston Cup restrictor plate motor. The parameters studied have been exhaust manifold diameters and lengths. A response surface analysis of the simulation output followed. The analysis of results shows the design parameters of the existing exhaust manifold are not optimized. The findings from these studies are used to derive exhaust system design guidelines which define optimum exhaust system geometry to maximize average Brake Horsepower over a given powerband for a restrictor plate NASCAR engine.

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Graduation Date

2004

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Hoekstra, Robert

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Department

Industrial Engineering and Management Systems

Degree Program

Industrial Engineering and Management Systems

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0000082

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0000082

Language

English

Release Date

January 2006

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering and Computer Science; Engineering and Computer Science -- Dissertations, Academic

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Engineering Commons

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