OUR TEAM 2020-2021

MANAGEMENT

AERODYNAMICS

The Aerodynamics team designs and builds lightweight carbon fiber components that maximize vehicle maneuverability and effective cooling.  Responsibilities include:
  • Complex Surface Modeling

  • Downforce Distribution

  • Drag Reduction

  • Heat Rejection Analysis

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

  • Composite Materials Manufacturing

BUSINESS STRATEGY AND MARKETING

The Business Strategy and Marketing team works with the executives to handle the non-technical aspects of the team.  Responsibilities include:
  • Sponsorship Liaison

  • Team Events

  • Social Media

  • Promotional Material

  • Business Presentation at competition

Frame and Body

The Frame and Body team designs and builds a frame strong enough to withstand the forces of high speed maneuvering, rigid enough to ensure direct driver control, and as light as possible. Responsibilities include:
  • Chassis Design and Manufacturing

  • Torsional Stiffness Analysis

  • Development of Structural Composite Panels

  • Impact Attenuator Design and Validation

  • Body Work Design and Manufacturing

Driver Controls and Ergonomics

The Controls team designs and builds the components that the driver directly interacts with. Ergonomics, intuitive layout and direct feedback are some of the design considerations for the control system. Responsibilities include:
  • Pedal Box

  • Steering Wheel

  • Seat

  • Driver Position

  • Brake System

Electrical

The Electrical team provides power to and reads signals from components throughout the vehicle. Responsibilities include:
  • Power Distribution

  • Data Acquisition

  • Wiring Harnesses

  • Sensor Selection and Implementation

Materials

The Materials team supports all other subteams with a variety of expertise ranging from R&D to failure analysis. Responsibilities include:
  • Material Characterization

  • Destructive Testing

  • Non-Destructive Testing

  • Failure Analysis

  • Composites Manufacturing

Powertrain

The Powetrain team develops the vehicle's power plant and supporting peripheries. Responsibilities include:
  • Intake and Exhaust

  • Cooling System

  • Lubrication System

  • Fuel System

  • Engine Tuning

  • Gearing Optimization

  • Differential Tuning

  • Differential Support Design

Software

The Software team develops custom software tools to support vehicle design and development. Responsibilities include:
  • Track Data Analysis

  • Component Testing Data Analysis

  • Lap Simulations

  • Development of Tools to Simplify Data Access

Suspension

The Suspension team designs and manufactures suspension components and leads vehicle dynamics development. Responsibilities include:
  • Kinematic Design

  • Tire Selection

  • Spring and Damper Tuning

  • Vehicle Setup

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Department of Mechanical Engineering 

2054-6250 Applied Science Lane 

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