Software for Integrated Control of Engine Dynamometer 2011-36-0070
The paper addresses the development of an electromagnetic brake control and data acquisition system to capture speed and torque. LabVIEW™ was used to implement a graphical interface to evaluate the performance of internal combustion engines. This graphical interface allows processing and displaying the signs in their appropriate units, and also the refinement of data in the desired tracks, in ways to evaluate the power and torque curves. This project started with the need to improve research equipment control and data acquisition on eddy-current dynamometers that are installed in the ADeMCI research group of the Instituto Federal de Santa Catarina (IFSC). In the control system and data acquisition parameters other variables can be added, such as temperatures, pressures, etc., this will promote further improvement in the precision of torque and power reading with this device.