Acquiring torque and rotational speed data from a stationary bicycle for undergraduate teaching

Sean A. Calhoun, Bhumil Diwanji, Philip Panicker, Frank K. Lu

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Abstract

    A laboratory module was recently developed for an introductory experimental course for sophomore mechanical and aerospace engineering students. The goal of this laboratory is to provide the students with an understanding of digital data acquisition systems for measuring torque and angular velocity in real time. The laboratory comprises of a stationary exercise bicycle, adapted to house a torquemeter on its front axle, an optical tachometer, the data acquisition system and software which converts a computer into a virtual instrument. A group of two or three students is rotated through the laboratory as part of a larger number of laboratory modules. The students access the experiment via the virtual instrument. The experiment requires a student to ride the bicycle. The data acquired are then subsequently analyzed by the students who are required to write individual laboratory reports.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationEngineering Education and Professional Development
    PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
    Pages729-737
    Number of pages9
    Volume7
    ISBN (Electronic)0791843017
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
    EventASME 2007 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007 - Seattle, United States
    Duration: Nov 11 2007Nov 15 2007

    Other

    OtherASME 2007 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007
    CountryUnited States
    CitySeattle
    Period11/11/0711/15/07

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    Bicycles
    Teaching
    Torque
    Students
    Data acquisition
    Torque meters
    Tachometers
    Front axles
    Aerospace engineering
    Exercise equipment
    Angular velocity
    Mechanical engineering
    Computer systems
    Experiments

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Engineering(all)

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    Calhoun, S. A., Diwanji, B., Panicker, P., & Lu, F. K. (2007). Acquiring torque and rotational speed data from a stationary bicycle for undergraduate teaching. In Engineering Education and Professional Development (Vol. 7, pp. 729-737). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2007-43429

    Acquiring torque and rotational speed data from a stationary bicycle for undergraduate teaching. / Calhoun, Sean A.; Diwanji, Bhumil; Panicker, Philip; Lu, Frank K.

    Engineering Education and Professional Development. Vol. 7 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2007. p. 729-737.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Calhoun, SA, Diwanji, B, Panicker, P & Lu, FK 2007, Acquiring torque and rotational speed data from a stationary bicycle for undergraduate teaching. in Engineering Education and Professional Development. vol. 7, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), pp. 729-737, ASME 2007 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007, Seattle, United States, 11/11/07. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2007-43429
    Calhoun SA, Diwanji B, Panicker P, Lu FK. Acquiring torque and rotational speed data from a stationary bicycle for undergraduate teaching. In Engineering Education and Professional Development. Vol. 7. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). 2007. p. 729-737 https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2007-43429
    Calhoun, Sean A. ; Diwanji, Bhumil ; Panicker, Philip ; Lu, Frank K. / Acquiring torque and rotational speed data from a stationary bicycle for undergraduate teaching. Engineering Education and Professional Development. Vol. 7 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2007. pp. 729-737
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