Faculty Advisor

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

Date Accepted

April 2015


Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering