Generation 5 (G5) Cooling System Efficiency

Generation 5 (G5) Cooling System Efficiency

In the ultra-competitive tow-sport boat market, it is critical that engine manufacturers adapt to ever changing market conditions and customer expectations. ILMOR prides itself on producing aspirational and high quality marine engines that incorporate innovative engineering solutions. The focus on continuous improvement ensures elimination of waste and inefficiencies is at the core of the business. Our main customer is MasterCraft – the world renowned and premium marketer of inboard engine tow-sport boats.

Students on this team will optimize two key components of the cooling system of a 6.2L LS-based Gen 5 (L86) V8 engine as marinized by ILMOR Engineering: the heat exchanger and sea water pump. By improving the performance of these two components, ILMOR Engineering hopes to reach a 10% improvement in overall cooling system efficiency.

All students on this team are guaranteed an interview for a 2017 summer internship.
Internship is not required.

More Information: 2017-Ilmor

Students who successfully match to this project team will be required to sign the following two documents in January 2017:

Student IP Agreement for this Project Team
Student Non-Disclosure Agreement for this Project Team


How to Apply

Project Features

  • Skill level All levels
  • Students 5-7
  • Course Substitutions ME 490, AUTO 503, GAME 503, MICDE, Honors, ME 590
  • IP & NDA Required? Yes
  • Summer Opportunity Interview Guaranteed
  • Mechanical Design and Prototyping (2-3 Students)

    Design, development of user requirements, analytical modeling and simulation, fast prototyping, 3D printing, validation Prerequisite: ME 350 or equivalent completed before WN17

    • Likely Majors: ME, NAME, ISD-AUTO, ISD-GAME
  • Heat Transfer and Fluids Modeling (1-2 Students)

    Analytic Modeling and simulation, CFD

    • Likely Majors: ME, ChE, AERO, PHYS, MATH, MICDE
  • Materials Development (1 Student)

    Material Selection and functional modeling

    • Likely Majors: MSE

Faculty Mentor: Greg Hulbertgreg
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Computational mechanics; finite element methods; structural dynamics; flexible multibody dynamics; dynamic response of composites; vehicle dynamics; engineering mechanics education.
Sponsor Mentor: Michael Lindberg2016 projects
Technical Director
Mike is the Technical Director for ILMOR Engineering in Plymouth with responsibility for all non-IndyCar and marine engine projects. He graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and the University of Michigan Dearborn with a Master’s of Science in Engineering Management. Mike was formerly employed by FCA (17 years) and was the Chief Engineer for the Hellcat and Pentastar engine families. He spends his free time in northern Michigan as an avid boater.
For More Information About This Sponsor, Visit Their Website (Ilmor).