Group 23 - Honda Engine 2

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The purpose of this project is to teach students made by engineers every day and apply what we learn in class to this project. We will analyze, dissect and reassemble a product to better help understand it and the processes that Mechanical Engineers go through on a constant basis. We will investigate every aspect of the product in determine factors that would go into making it. This process will also teach us to work together in a group and work under a deadline as all engineers and other professionals do.


1993 Honda 600cc F2 Engine


Group 23 Members:

Brandon Nowak

Vincent Reina

Bruce Smith

Eric Lewis

Birhan Karayel


Technical Report

The goal of this project was to conduct a hands-on research on a particular product. Group 23 was given the assignment to analyze how the systems were connected within an engine and in turn find out how the engine was made and what kind of design considerations went into designing the engine. We worked alongside with Group 13 on a 1993 CBR600 F2 Honda Engine. The first part of the project was to get to know our team and our product. Next we had to dissect the Honda engine and in the process learn how all the systems and components are connected and in what ways were they connected. The third part was to analyze the engine more intuitively at the subsystem and component level. Next we had to reassembly the engine and suggest design revisions to improve the product. Finally, we had to finalize all conclusions and present the information to our peers.

The group worked together to get the project done. Jobs were split up between the members and were to be completed by a specific time. These jobs included but were not limited to Group Manager, Wiki Manager, and Chief Editor. Also for each Gate, every member was delegated an assignment that they had to complete and give to the editor to make the final draft who would then send it to the Wiki manager so then he would be able to upload that specific part to the Wiki page.

Design revisions for the original CBR600 F2 engine were made to increase the performance and ease of fixing the mechanisms. The one revision included enabling the air box to be taken apart without the use of tools which would make it easier to fix and exchange the air filter. Another revision is to replace the current intake system with a cold-air intake. This decreases the temperature of the air entering the intake and increases the overall performance of the engine. One last final revision is to replace the current transmission system with a Continuously Variable Transmission system. This would introduce a numerous amount of gear ratios and increase the fuel economy.

Overall the Honda Engine was take apart, analyzed, and reassembled successfully. Our group learned a great deal about how the engine is connected and runs overall. We also learned what components are in the subsystem, how they are made, and how the systems create and translate motion and power. Finally, Group 23 learned how to work together as a team to complete the analyzing of the product as all engineers and most other professions do.

Project Gates

Gate 1:

GATE 1: Product Management

GATE 1: Product Archaeology

Gate 2:

GATE 2: Product Dissection

GATE 2: Preliminary Project Review

Gate 3:

GATE 3: Coordination Review

GATE 3: Product Evaluation

Gate 4:

Gate 4: Critical Project Review

Gate 4: Product Explanation