June 16, 2014 — What: Chassis Dynamometer Testing and Tuning (AUT 250)
Inside the classroom: The “dyno” class teaches the dynamic application of engine management by using a chassis dynamometer, which measures a car’s performance during maintenance. To use the chassis dynamometer, the test vehicle is strapped to the floor with heavy-duty lines and placed on rollers, allowing the car to be “driven” by a computer that is operated by the instructor. The computer allows auto workers to measure performance gains and losses during component and software alterations on vehicles. These measurements allow cars to be optimized for power or efficiency.