January 16th, 2018

Go Kart Dynamometer Program

The Dynamometer program evaluates the gokart's engine performance and gives you the theoretical value for the engines horsepower..

This particular program was used to evaluate the Superchargers performance, to see how much power increase the supercharger gave to the engine.

Program Explanation:

The Go Kart Dynamometer program assumes that the go kart is starting from a dead stop and is accelerating to top speed during a clocked time period.

To perform this acceleration it takes a certain amount of Horsepower to do this.

The major variables in this program are Time and Distance, along with the gear ratios and weight.

To Run Program:

Enter the time into the first box. Press the button to see the completed analysis.

The distance and gear ratios are all put in at preset levels. These may be changed to accommodate your design.

Time seconds

Distance feet

Weight of Frame lbs

Weight of Person lbs

Chain Pitch inches

Engine Clutch Sprocket # Teeth teeth

Clutch Pitch Diameter  

Drive Axel # Teeth teeth

Drive Gear Pitch Diameter  

Tire Diameter inches

Engine HP hp

Engine Torque in-lbs

Speed @ rpms MPH

Theoretical Time Zero to 60 MPH seconds

Ratio to 1 (Final Ratio of Engine to Wheel Spins)

Total Weight lbs

Acceleration feet per second squared


Force from engine pushing cart pounds


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