Formula Student SAE Car

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Ahmad, bahlaq
Ahmad, abu jazar
Mohamad, abu jazar
Mohamad, nasasreh
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This report documents the building and testing process of a Formula SAE car for Formula Student 2018 competition in Silverstone, UK. Design of the car has been carried out by two additional groups, which formed the Najah Race team. This involved the Powertrain group, which selected and tested the engine, and the Aerodynamics group, which completed a simulation of the car using a software tool. This was based on thorough research. Once the type of engine that is suitable for the Formula SAE competition was determined, all of the parameters that impact on the selection of the engine were analyzed. To accurately predict which engine is the ‘optimum engine’, a model of the Formula SAE car’s acceleration performance was created and the calculations were undertaken by the powertrain team. The engine that is purchased for the Formula SAE car is sourced from a 700cc water-cooled motorcycle. Once the engine is purchased it is possible to design the fuelling system for the Formula SAE car. However due to budgetary restraints, there’s a big number of design limitations. Over the years, Formula One racing has grown to be one of the most popular sports in the world. It appeals to millions of fans, attracts a huge sponsorship and delivers champions who are as revered as Olympic medalists. The allure of F1 is hard to match: the speed, driving styles and strategies, daring feats, exciting road courses and international appeal, all combine with cutting-edge technology. Nothing can compete with F1 cars – they represent the pinnacle of technological advances in auto engineering. It is popular to the point that any given race might be watched by up to 530 million viewers around the world, and the sport generates an average $145 million in annual revenue for each of the dozen F1 teams. From the beginning of the modern Formula One in 1946,the F1 industry has been directly supporting the automotive engineering industry with its innovations. F1 technology has been applied to increase sustainability in various sectors. Innovations such as turbocharging, fuel injection, and Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (Kers), which are used in hybrids such as the Toyota Prius, were all developed initially for F1. The Formula SAE competition challenges engineering students to design, build and compete in a single-seat race car. The rules limit the swept volume of the engine to 610cc and so most teams elect to use a motorcycle engine which inherently offers the desirable attributes of high power density and low mass. Engines from 600 cc motorcycles designed primarily for road use are particularly common in this competition. When used in the motorcycle these engines rarely suffer from oil starvation induced by lateral acceleration as the engine tilts with the motorcycle during cornering thereby keeping the oil pickup submerged in the oil. But formula innovation can come from multiple sources, such as the Formula SAE student design competition held by SAE International (Society of Automotive Engineers), which is the major turnover for the next generation Formula One.
Formula Student SAE Car