Planchard, David Clifton
The purpose of this MQP was to research, analyze, and supply the frame and various sub-components for the design of the new 2016 FSAE car for competition. The MQP carefully studied the older design and created the new design and major sub-systems while working closely with the future 2015-2016 FSAE MQP team and SAE club members. A key goal was to improve the performance (handling, acceleration, braking, information gathering, serviceability, and reliability) of the future car. Design and analysis of the sub-system components and the structural frame layout was performed using SolidWorks Simulation. Each sub-system of the car was optimized for integration and performance to ensure that the car will be competitive once built.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project