Planchard, David Clifton
This Major Qualifying Project (MQP) designed and manufactured a vehicle for the Formula SAE Michigan collegiate competition. The Formula SAE (FSAE) competition is a collegiate design series that challenges teams to conceive, design, and fabricate formula style vehicles that are validated through competition. The team built upon a vehicle intended for the 2012 FSAE competition. Baseline testing and evaluations identified the car’s rear suspension, packaging/ergonomics, continuously variable transmission, air intake, and exhaust as areas that could be improved. These components were redesigned and manufactured, improving the vehicle’s performance in static and dynamic competition events. All components were designed and validated using computer-aided modeling and simulation techniques.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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