CETYS Universidad Baja SAE Design Report
Gustavo Ovies, Andres Magaña, Alejandro Burgas
Iván Pulido, Iván Williams, Bernardo Valadez
Mechanical engineering division of CETYS Universidad, Campus Mexicali
Copyright ©2007 SAE International
The “Baja SAE Series” is a competitionsponsored by the Society of AutomotiveEngineers (SAE) which gathers studentsfrom universities all around the world. The teams are challenged to design,build and test a recreational off-roadvehicle that conforms to the limitationsestablished by the Baja SAE Rules 2012(SAE International, 2011) There are several regionalcompetitions of the Baja SAE Series;CETYS Universidad has chosen toparticipate this year in Baja SAEInternational at Portland, Oregon, USA.In the present document it isoutlined the design and developmentprocess for creating the “Z7” prototype.For general specifications please referto Table 5 at the appendix, page 12.
CETYS Universidad has built sevenprototypes for the series, being the “Z7”the seventh member of the family.Figure 1 shows the “Z7” Solidworksmodel.A lifecycle for “Z7” as a producthas been methodologically planned. It
Figure 1. Z7 SolidWorks Model
gives a clearer vision of how the projectis organized. As shown in Figure 12, atthe appendix, the lifecycle includes sixstages: project plan, product redesign,manufacturing process design,competition, maintenance, recycle anddisposal. The present design reportexplain only two stages, the first onewhich is the product redesign and thethird one the manufacturing processdesign. The design stage is based in thedynamic analysis of the components,strain-stress results, deformationresults, and fatigue, but also taking inconsideration an easy manufacturabilityand low cost.