To design a 10hp portable dyne test stand with electronics shelf.
The testing and evaluation of variable frequency drive control algorithms require the use of a dynamometer to measure torque and RPM. In this project I was tasked with designing a portable test stand that could be moved around easily within a test lab. This solution also comprised of an electronics shelving cabinet that contained all the diagnostic and control equipment for the dyne. Thus, the entire package was turn-key and could be handed over to 3rd party labs for external testing as well.
In this project I worked extensively in Solidworks to design the test bed components. I also had to sure that the geometric dimensioning and tolerance were appropriate for the product’s purpose. This design also included some adjustability to accomodate different test scenarios and components. I also spec’d out the appropriate couplings for system. The design also included the option for casters and vibration dampening padding. For the electronics shelving, I designed custom shelving units for the secure mounting of all components.
For analysis, I made a simplified model of the system and used Solidworks Simulation to determine the natural frequency of the set up. This would define the operating parameters for the set up.