Dynamometer FAQs:


Q: Is a dynamometer used?

A: Yes.

Q: Are dynamometers generally more costly and complex than other types of dynamometers?

A: Yes.

Q: Are dynamometers employed in a number of other roles?

A: Yes.

Q: Are dynamometers used for measuring the back?

A: Yes, and grip, arm, and/or leg strength of athletes, patients, and workers to evaluate physical status, performance, and task demands.

Q: Are dynamometers symmetrical?

A: Yes, a 300 kW AC dynamometer can absorb 300 kW as well as motor at 300 kW.

Q: Is a dynamometer usually equipped with some means of measuring the operating torque and speed?

A: Yes.

Q: Are dynamometers one of the most efficient technologies in small and less) dynamometers)?

A: Yes.

Q: Are dynamometers typically very expensive pieces of equipment?

A: Yes, and so are normally used only in certain fields that rely on them for a particular purpose.

Q: Is a dynamometer used to test one of the transient test cycles for early development and calibration?

A: Yes.

Q: Are dynamometers a specialized type of adjustable-speed drive?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a dynamometer invented and made public in 1798 by Edme Régnier?

A: Yes, and a French rifle maker and engineer.

Q: Are dynamometers not to be confused with "inertia" dynamometers?

A: Yes, and which calculate power solely by measuring power required to accelerate a known mass drive roller and provide no variable load to the prime mover.

Q: Is a dynamometer similar to an eddy current dynamometer?

A: Yes, and but a fine magnetic powder is placed in the air gap between the rotor and the coil.

Q: Is a dynamometer inherently limited in the amount of torque that it can absorb?

A: Yes.

Q: Are dynamometers currently the most common absorbers used in modern chassis dynos?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a dynamometer sized for the maximum required absorption?

A: Yes, and whereas the motoring dynamometer is sized for motoring.

Q: Are dynamometers available that eliminate the potential for wheel slippage on old style drive rollers?

A: Yes, and attaching directly to the vehicle hubs for direct torque measurement from the axle.

Q: Were dynamometers produced in 1881 by their predecessor company?

A: Yes, and Heenan & Froude.

Q: Are dynamometers used to provide simulated road loading of either the engine or full powertrain?

A: Yes, In fact, beyond simple power and torque measurements, dynamometers can be used as part of a testbed for a variety of engine development activities, such as the calibration of engine management controllers, detailed investigations into combustion behavior, and tribology.

Q: Are dynamometers useful in the development and refinement of modern engine technology?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a dynamometer invented by Martin and Anthony Winther around 1931?

A: Yes, and but at that time, DC Motor/generator dynamometers had been in use for many years.

Q: Is a dynamometer then converted into heat?

A: Yes, and which generally dissipates into the ambient air or transfers to cooling water that dissipates into the air.

Q: Are dynamometers typically limited to lower RPM due to heat dissipation problems?

A: Yes.

Q: Are dynamometers used for routine screening of grip and hand strength?

A: Yes, and the initial and ongoing evaluation of patients with hand trauma or dysfunction.

Q: Was a dynamometer invented by George Graham and mentioned in the writings of John Desagulier in 1719?

A: Yes.