New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge

Turbocharging a 350 Engine

Team: 75

School: Melrose High

Area of Science: Agriculture and Engineering

Interim: Problem Definition:
We are trying to turbocharge a Chevrolet 350 engine. We will need to adjust fuel to air ratios in order to achieve maximum performance. This will NOT be easy... We will also have to take into account the power to weight ratios before and after the turbo is mounted. We will also have to factor in the amount of traction the tires have.

Problem Solution:
We will use a NetLogo computer model to help us to determine the fuel to air ratios that are closest to perfect based upon the engine's needs. We will also determine what type of camshaft will help get the most power.

Progress to Date:
We have done a lot of research on fuel to air ratios and proper mounting of a turbocharger, we have also acquired and began assembly of a model 350 engine that is 1:4 scale to use in our demonstrations and explanations.
One team member is working at making a NetLogo model that shows the air and fuel as 'agents' that combine to create 'power'. The programming is our hardest area to work on.

Expected Results:
We are hoping to find the perfect fuel to air ratios for a turbocharged 350 engine, we are also hoping this will increase performance and horsepower of the engine.

Team Members: Justly Pierce, Ivan Rush and Zackary Perkins

Sponsoring Teacher: Alan Daugherty

Team Members:

  Zackary Perkins
  Ivan Rush
  Justly Pierce

Sponsoring Teacher: Alan Daugherty

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