Planchard, David Clifton
The purpose of the 2014-15 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Baja MQP was to design, develop, and manufacture a vehicle within the specifications of the SAE Baja Competition in order to enter a future competition. The chassis inherited from the 2013-14 SAE Baja MQP was utilized as a framework that the new designs had to integrate within. The success of the vehicle at competition will be driven by the individual subcomponents that make it unique including a dual differential four-wheel drive system, double wishbone suspension configuration in the front and rear, and five-speed manual transmission with a custom case that were all designed and developed by the team using software simulations, finite analysis, and optimization to test subcomponent interactions and packaging considerations.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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