Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
College of Science and Engineering
Keywords and Subject Headings
Acoustic Testing of Generator/Alternator Fans
The intent of this project was to fill in a gap of the testing knowledge possessed for acoustics of an alternator within a generator set. The objective was to build a test fixture that would allow the user to test the acoustics of alternators without the driving force of an engine, which is a high acoustic source during testing. Eliminating the engine from the equation would allow for more accurate data of the product line, allowing for better utilization of acoustic tools when implementing sound source dampening. At the end of the project, it was found that the test fixture that was used gave useful data within certain frequencies, but will be needing modifications in order to allow for a larger range of frequencies to be more accurately measured.
Kriesel, Jacob, "Acoustic Testing of Generator/Alternator Fans" (2014). Culminating Projects in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. 69.