Saving a Sport and Nature, One Hydrocarbon at a Time
The Clean Snowmobile Club is an engineering design club at Montana State University working to make snowmobiles cleaner, quieter, and more efficient to ensure continued use in natural places like Yellowstone National Park. We strive to give students real-world engineering experience and improve the value of the snowmobiling community as a whole.
To accomplish these goals we are asking for your help in purchasing equipment for the construction of an external engine testing bed. Thanks to our donors last year, the club was able to acquire an exhaust gas analyzer, and fully support a capstone team in designing and building an engine dynamometer. This test bed will allow our engineering students to collect more detailed data, and determine how our innovations are affecting the snowmobile's emissions.
In standard competition years we travel to Houghton, MI to compete against other teams throughout North America. The weeklong competition involves a series of demanding tests which are run by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and industry experts. For the 2021 Competition, the team is developing rigorous engine and sled models for judging and use by future teams. This gives us the unique opportunity to delve deep into data collection and we are confident through utilization of the aforementioned tools will be able to accurately acquire information to better inform our computational models and show industry professionals what Bobcat engineers can do!