Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"FILLED - Gaseous and PM Emissions Testing "

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2014 - DURI
Research area(s):
emissions measurement systems
Project Description:
Gaseous and particulate matter are two types of emissions from aviation power plants. This work is with engines that combust either avgas or jet fuel. The design of probes and the emissions system needs to be reconsidered in light of new standards issued.
Expected Student Contributions:
The intern will be working with the research team to examine the current system and develop recommendations for system upgrades and/or redesign based on newly available standards. The intern will study previous work and develop plans to consider for implementation. This may require running the engines. Engine runs will be conducted under the direction of the test cell supervisor. Data will be collected and compared to data from other sources.
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Desired Qualifications:
Knowledge of scientific procedures, critical thinking, and basic physics is required. Preferred disciplines are mechanical engr, mechanical technology, aeronautical engr, AET, environmental science, or any related discipline. The most important qualifications are a great attitude toward learning and obstacles, persistence to complete the task, and unfettered thought. The work is to be performed at the Purdue airport in the Niswonger AT bldg (NISW on campus maps). We do have bus service to the bldg.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 2 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Johnson, Mary
aviation technology

Student Supervisor

Mary Johnson
Assoc Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Helen McNally