Mentor: Dr. Mike Braddock
College of Engienering
"I applied to the Scholars program to give back to Society of Automotive Engineers, a program that has given so much to me. I hope to gain an understanding of our school's SAE vehicle's intake system as well as skills to tune it. The goals for this academic year is to validate our current model and our variable length intake design."
- Fluid Mechanics
- Finite Element Analysis
- Carl H. Grisham and Laur Estella Grisham Scholarship
- Florida Bright Futures Academic Scholar
- Scholar Athlete, 2009-2011
- Society of Automotive Engineers
- Korean Undergraduate Student Association
Hobbies and Interests
- Martial Arts
An Empirical Comparison of Resonance Models for Induction Systems on Spark Ignition Engines
With the recent global focus on sustainability, the automotive industry has been focusing more every year on improving fuel economy. Brake specific fuel consumption (a measure of fuel economy compared to power produced) improves as the engine operates closer to its peak operating torque. To achieve higher engine torque and ultimately more efficient engines, powertrain designers try to develop intake and exhaust systems that resonate at an engine’s expected RPM range. There exist two acoustic models, that are often used in industry, to predict an induction system’s resonant frequency – the Helmholtz model, and the Ohata-Ishida model. Using a computer program, predicted resonant frequencies,for a given intake geometry, will be obtained. An intake will then be developed and installed on the Society of Automotive Engineers' Formula vehicle. Finally, the data, gained from testing SAE's Formula vehicle on a dynamometer, will be compared to the predicted results to draw conclusions on the relative accuracy of the two predictive methods.