Faculty Advisor

Hall, John R

Faculty Advisor

Planchard, David Clifton

Abstract

WPI’s 2019 vehicle is the culmination of an aggressive team effort to transition to a one year build cycle. The car is a bottom up refinement of the groundwork laid by the 2018 build team, with a heavy emphasis on improving drivability, power, and ergonomics without additional weight. The frame is completely redesigned to increase length and width in the driver compartment, significantly increasing comfort. The pedal assembly is redesigned to allow quick and simple adjustment for a wider range of driver heights. On the powertrain side, a new engine, piston, and intake design combined with more detailed engine modeling to meet our power goals. These changes come together in a car that allows its driver to focus on what matters...going fast.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2019

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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