I have not had time to blog this semester. That’s because I’ve been busy with a lot of good things, including a senior project to convert a 1998 Plymouth Neon to a plug-in electric car powered by batteries. You can read a good update on what is happening on other projects and in the engineering department in general via the ASME newsletter. Here’s a link to that issue of the newsletter. (Also, here is a link to the Dordt College ASME home page.)
Above is a photo of a 1998 Neon, the same color and style as the car we are converting. I’ll post more about that project next semester when the hands-on work gets underway. Right now some simulations are in progress to help us choose the best match of batteries, electric motor, and motor controller.