Date of Defense

Fall 2010

First Advisor

James Kamman

Second Advisor

Richard Hathaway




A device was designed to accurately measure the moments of inertia and center of gravity of passenger vehicles. These properties are important to accurately simulate vehicle performance, making the device of particular interest to vehicle enthusiasts. A quarter-scale model was assembled in order to validate the derived equations, instrumentation, and user interface. The full-scale design was analyzed with the use of solid modeling and finite element analysis software in order to minimize cost and space requirements of the device.


A full copy of this report can be found in the Senior Design Lab of the WMU College of Engineering & Applied Sciences. The download only contains cover pages and table of contents.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only