The Off-Highway Vehicle Chassis Dynamometer Laboratory (Dyno Lab) offers capabilities for developmental vehicle testing and research. The lab is located between Ames and Boone, Iowa just south of US-30 at the BioCentury Research Farm. The Dyno lab is administered by Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ISU ABE) and was built with generous support from Danfoss.
The state-of-the-art dynamometer enables controlled, dynamic testing of complete off-highway vehicles. The facility is designed to test vehicles up to 450 kW (600 Hp) per corner at speeds of up to 80 km/h (50 mph), and offers independent monitoring and loading of the traction system at each vehicle corner. The chassis dynamometer will be one of the few facilities capable of testing large construction and farm machinery.