Group 13 - Honda Engine 1

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For this project, Group 13 will be reverse engineering an internal combustion engine from a Honda CBR F2 by dis-assembly followed by reassembly. This process will be consisting of documentation of the systems, subsystems and the individual components within the four-stroke motor.

Team 13 Contact Information: E-mail:

Project Management:


Procedure and Tools:

The first step of reverse engineering will require the team to disassemble the engine completely. This will be accomplished by the work completed in the lab, with the proper tools the team will disassemble the motor, documenting step by step the components and parts removed and the different sub-systems within. This procedure will also be accompanied by a thorough documentation and analysis of the dissection. This documentation will include a presentation of the parts and their roles within the system overall. The engine will be disassembled into the smaller sub-systems first, followed by a closer analysis of the components they are made up of. A record of dis-assembly order of operations will be kept to accurately reassembling the motor, and be able to present a detailed explanation of the systems cycle functions.

The basic tools required for the dissection are as shown in Table-A:

Tool Name_________________Function General Metric Socket Set To remove bolts and fasteners. Allen Keys Used for removing fasteners and screws. Puller For removing components mounted on a shaft. Basic Screwdriver Set For removing regular and Philips fasteners. Torque Wrench Wrench that meets specific torque (reassembly only). Piston Ring Compressor Compresses piston rings for reassembly. PB Blaster For ease of removal for seized and rusted hardware. Snap Ring Removal Tool To remove secured snap ring fasteners. Breaker Bar To increase mechanical advantage on fastener removal. Rubber Mallet To loosen pressed components without causing marring effects.

Table A: Tools Required


To successfully accomplish these tasks within the time permitted the team will break down the requirements into a formatted schedule. This organization will provide a “plan of attack,” and provide the group with internal deadlines to meet within the required gates. With a planned schedule and division of the work the group will maintain an understanding of where the progress of the project is and how it is advancing. Although the schedule will need to be modified to accommodate for unexpected hindrances and delays, the schedule will provide basic guidelines to keep the group on track.

The intended schedule of the work and expected due dates has been broken up in the Chart-A below. Expressed in the following Gant Chart is the intended work schedule for Group 13:

(Insert Gant Chart here.) Chart-A: Gant Chart of proposed schedule.


Group Meetings:

Group 13 meets two to three times a week after class, most commonly on Monday and Wednesday. These meetings are intended to include all group members and accomplish overall tasks required by the group. These main general meeting are accompanied by the addition of smaller meetings to address other concerns as the group sees fit. These meeting have been scheduled to meet in, but not limited to, the Capen Library. These meetings divide workloads between appropriate group members and deal with tasks and concerns. The schedule provided in Table B in the previous section displays the intended work expected to be accomplished by the group, this will provide the basic distribution of work and tasks needed to be focused on in these meetings.

Group Members:

The group has been divided into separate positions to further maximize the potential of the groups work towards the required tasks and deadlines. It is intended that the entire group will be contributing in some way to all aspects of the necessary procedure. Though to provide group order and cover all angles, each group member has been given specific responsibilities.

The following table, Table-B shows the group members accompanied by their position, responsibilities and a generalized set of skills, including short comings:

Name Position Responsibilities Timothy Brady Project Manager • Organizing team meetings and work schedules, and gate requirements. • Making sure work is being accomplished and deadlines respected. Jonathan Berlad Documentation Manager • To record information regarding dissections and analyses. • Incorporate information into the Wiki and make sure it is presented in a professional manner. Ryan Nelson Communication Liaison • Group communication and emails, along with, inter Group relations. • Provide necessary communication with professor and TAs when needed. Christopher Ayers Technical Expert • Providing supervision and direction of disassembly. • Information regarding technical analysis of component design and fabrication. Brandon Phillips Technical/Communication Support • Will overlook the technical presentation of data and figures compiled by the group. • Make sure information is presented in a clear, relevant and organized fashion.

Table B: Group Member Positions.

The group members have been assigned a role and broken down into separate positions based on their given skill and knowledge they are providing for the group. These skills and knowledge specific to the project and tasks required by the group are as follows. Relevant skills along with possible negative aspects have been documented and were used in the selection of member’s respective roles.

The information used is provided in the following Table-C:

Name Skill Sets Skill Developments Addressed Shortcomings Brady, T. • Superior organization • Time management • Knowledge off engines • Bad Communicator • Mechanical Knowledge Berlad, J. • Organization of information and data • Technical writing • Computer and software knowledge • Basic mechanical and automotive experience • Increased knowledge of engines and components. • Website construction and management • Procrastinator • Verbal communication and public speaking Nelson, R. • Automotive background • Outgoing • Mechanical and engine knowledge • Procrastinator • Unorganized Ayers, C. • Professional engineering experience • Extensive automotive knowledge • Experienced with CAD and drafting • Mechanical design proposal and presentation • Team work • Procrastinator • Writing and communication Phillips, B. • Basic automotive knowledge • Word processing • Technical data presentation • Skills in AutoCAD and modeling • Working in a group • Procrastinator • Public speaking and communication • Time management

Table C: Group Skill Sets

Group Conflicts:

If a group conflict should occur, it will be handled internally via an emergency meeting by the entire group. This will allow conflicts to be dealt with quickly and allow each member to provide input. Decisions will be decided by a majority vote and only in severe cases will a third party be consulted, for example the professor.