Reliability testing in Formula One

Saturday, December 19, 2009
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With the ban on in-season testing, one of the greatest increase in uses of any other testing equipment is that of the power train transient dynamometer. Costing millions of pounds to buy and even more to run, these are used to simulate precisely the ... read more
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Addressing the Envelope

Sunday, November 15, 2009
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Today is the first of many strikes, or so we are told. The continuing dispute between management and unions in the Post Office has resulted in this, the first of a number of planned one-day stoppages across the UK on which the mere thought of reachin... read more
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When to hit the red button!

Monday, October 12, 2009
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The author well remembers the first time he was given sole charge of overseeing the running in of an engine on the dynamometer of an un-named race engine manufacturer. The engine in question was the first ever example of a Le Mans Prototype V8 and t... read more
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Never Assume Anything

Sunday, September 13, 2009
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Here’s a word of warning for you which highlights the importance of getting the basics right. The author recently visited a company who run a small water brake dynamometer for training purposes. The company recently came into possession of a b... read more
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Winning with dynos

Friday, August 14, 2009
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Leading race engine manufacturer Engine Developments, of Rugby, Warwickshire, commissioned a new dynamometer data acquisition system earlier this year. The system incorporates the latest hardware and software technology in order to improve the dynam... read more
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Dyno-testing engines

Sunday, July 12, 2009
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In general terms, a dynamometer is simply a device that can be used to measure Force or Power.Power and Force are related physically. Power is defined as the rate at which we do ‘work’, whilst ‘work’, in a linear sense is the ... read more
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Jaguar measurement

Sunday, June 14, 2009
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RET was recently invited to Jaguar Land Rover’s PCC – Product Compliance Centre – at its Solihull plant to witness the CO2 emissions testing of the 2009 BTCC race cars. In last month’s Monitor we examined the chassis dynamomet... read more
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Dynamometer Testing Facility

Tuesday, May 05, 2009
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RET was recently invited to Jaguar Land Rover’s PCC – Product Compliance Centre – at their Solihull plant to witness the CO2 emissions testing of the 2009 BTCC race cars. Whilst there we had the opportunity to see what goes into a t... read more
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