Faculty Advisor

Cobb, Eben C.


Each year SAE hosts the Formula SAE Colligate Design Competition for engineering students from around the world. The competition is judged based on the engineering, performance, and cost of a Formula style race car designed to be produced in a small 3000 unit production run. Our MQP analyzed an uncompleted FSAE car and designed and redesigned the different systems of the car. Another aspect of our project was studying the different systems of the car and determining how they can best be optimized to produce an increase in performance. A data acquisition system was also designed to record data from different systems to be used to help optimize the car. The data system was designed to be easily transferred between cars for use by future FSAE teams at WPI.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2011


Mechanical Engineering


Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering