Thomas E. Jackson Engine Testing Laboratory
The Tom Jackson Engines Lab has recently been re-dedicated and renovated with industry standard equipment and engines. The lab currently relies on Superflow dynamometers for engine control and data acquisition. Students can take measurements on a 4-cylinder passenger car engine, an 8-cylinder truck engine or a 5-cylinder diesel engine. Lab activities include graduate and undergraduate research, undergraduate labs, and Formula SAE engine testing and development. The lab is also equipped with a single cylinder diesel engine used for gathering in-cylinder pressure data used in an undergraduate lab activity.
To the left: Student Scott Hessen ('12) is working on the wiring of a GM L61 engine, which is the engine commonly use in the Chevy Malibu and the Chevy Cobalt.
To the right: Students Justin Christenson ('10) and Matt Kostyal ( '07) working on the first version of the LabVIEW VI now used in ME121 for taking a PV diagram off of a diesel engine. The monitors are showing the PV graph on the right and the torque and rpm on the left. In the background is the old Corvette engine.
Room: Packard 166
Faculty Contact: Sudhakar Neti (email@example.com)
Staff Contact: Dick Towne (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Associated Courses: ME 121, ME 207, ME 208