University of Evansville
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The engine for the 2009 car will be a 2006 Honda CBR 600RR. The Motec fuel injection that was used last year will be used again. The race car will be mid-engined with rear wheel drive. The drive train will consist of a chaindriven limited slip differential, constant velocity joints, and custom splined shafts that directly drive the wheels. The chassis design will constitute a new frame. All of the suspension components were redesigned for the new car due to the new template rules. A new composite body will also be designed and fabricated. Modified braking and steering systems from the 2008 car will also be implemented. bRAkE : 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Wilwood PS1 Calipers cOOLING : PRC Double Pass Radiator dRIVE : Taylor Race Engineering Quaife Limited Slip Differential ENGINE : 2006 Honda CBR 600RR FR SUSpENSION : double, non-parallel, unequal length a-arm geometry,RC of 1.09 inches FR/RR tRAck : 50 inch front and 48 inch rear FRAME : 4130 Chrome-Moly Tubing, Optimized Triangulation FUEL SyStEM : .040” Aluminum, Steel Braided Fuel Lines, 1.367 gallons of fuel FUEL typE : 100 octane INdUctION : Trapezoidal Intake, plastic SLS material RR SUSpENSION : double, non-parallel, unequal length a-arm geometry, RC of 1.34 inches SHIFtER : Pneumatic Shifter tIRE : Hoosier wHEELbASE : 64 inch
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reliability. accounting for cost. 1235mm wide. sequential FUEL typE : 93 Octane Gasoline INdUctION : Naturally Aspirated MAtERIAL : Fiber glass body OLwH : 108 inches long. fast and easy maintenance prototype for the race car fanatic with a home shop. wEIGHt : 200 kg aprox. and practice. simplicity. 4-stroke. vertically oriented spring SHIFtER : Paddle tIRE : 20. In general terms.100
2009 marks the University of Connecticut’s first Formula SAE competition since 2001. 38 inches high RR SUSpENSION : Double A-Arm. Our entry this year has been designed with this in mind. 1105mm high RR SUSpENSION : Double A. highly reliable with a small engine that is competitive with lager displacement engines. experience. creativity. 38 mm jounce/ 38 mm rebound FR/RR tRAck : FRAME : tubular SAE 1020 steel FUEL SyStEM : Student des/built fuel injection FUEL typE : 100 octane INdUctION : natural OLwH : 2671mm long. Push rod actuated. of easy fabrication for mass production. with electric fan drawing air throuh fins dRIVE : Stock chain drive ENGINE : 2005 Honda CBR600RR F4rr 600cc FR SUSpENSION : Double A-Arm. With the students and related faculty having no previous experience in the competition and little to no records of past university entries. 50 inches wide. motorcycle brake pads. and time constraints. wHEELbASE : 1605mm
. steel rotors. some parts added to the prototype are accessible in the national market and economic as well. the prototype is light. Much of the car’s design has been modeled using Solidworks 2008 such as the casing design for the Zexel Torsion differential and our tubular steel space frame. The UConn Formula Racing (UFR) car exhibits a synthesis of elegance.
University of connecticut
Universidad catolica Andres bello
For the 2009 edition the UCAB FORMULA TEAM applied a design philosophy focus in creating a light. The design of this year’s car has been executed using appropriate engineering practice.fuel injection.0-13 R25B Hoosier UNIQUE : ligth weigth and fuel inyection system built for the WR 450 engine. and distinctive design to produce a competitive rookie built racecar. 38 mm jounce/ 38 mm rebound SHIFtER : hand actuator tIRE : 20. our goal was to produce a competitive 1st year car that would pave the way for future UFR entries through the expansion of knowledge. while fulfilling the requirements set forth by the competition rules. bRAkE : Floating Rotor Design cOOLING : Side pod mounted. 2009 and are printed as supplied with minimal editing. bRAkE : Student built aluminum cured calipers. creating as a final product a comfortable. economic and high performance race car vehicle.5x6. vertically oriented spring FR/RR tRAck : 50/48 inches FRAME : Tubular Steel Space Frame FUEL SyStEM : Student programmed microsquirt . Push rod actuated.5x7-13 R25A Hoosier UNIQUE : Engine height significantly reduced with oil pan redesign wEIGHt : 650 lbs wHEELbASE : 64 inches
Information submitted by student teams before March 13. cOOLING : two connected water radiators ENGINE : Yamaha WR-450F single cylinder. and it’s made so any race car fanatics can become a driver making this prototype his first car. DOHC FR SUSpENSION : Double A.
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Design Focus: Use of Data Acquisition for Component Design and Vehicle Development Chassis Goals: .5in / 45in FRAME : Tubular.disc / single rear disc cOOLING : Single side pod mounted radiator dRIVE : Chain ENGINE : Honda CBR600RR FR SUSpENSION : Double unequal length A-Arm FR/RR tRAck : 47.Keep Front/Rear brake bias to within 2% of selected target at all times on track Powertrain Goals: .6/48.Use logged temperature data to design custom TDI radiator and fan . Outboard Front.Reduce drivetrain rotational moment of inertia by 60% on sprocket. we evaluated what we needed to improve from the preceding model and finally applied these changes to our vehicle. which puts the emphasis on the components.Increase maximum yaw rate through reduction of Yaw Moment of Inertia and damper tuning . the innovation and the adjustment.Increase rear weight distribution by 2%. Inboard Rear cOOLING : Custom TDI Radiator dRIVE : Torsen Diff w/ Chain Drive ENGINE : Honda CBR600 F4i FR SUSpENSION : Ohlins ST44 Pushrod Actuated FR/RR tRAck : 48. including wheel stiffness .3 deg. We worked out the design of the car according to a certain spirit.5in fr. Stress Relieved FUEL SyStEM : EFI with Performance Electronics ECU FUEL typE : 100 Octane INdUctION : NA MAtERIAL : Steel/Aluminum/Carbon Fiber RR SUSpENSION : Ohlins ST44 Pushrod Actuated SHIFtER : Mechanical tIRE : Hoosier R25B 20.Reduce camber compliance to 0. team work. Initially. We also checked how each part interacts with each other. differential and tripod housings bRAkE : Wilwood PS-1 Calipers. using dynamic simulation. but the team has to be extremely well prepared too. the ECU and the whole frame have been totally redesigned. The quality of the car is pretty important. project management and simplicity. Our Formula SAE was conceived in a systematic approach of technology. We also used software to make several virtual assemblies to that parts would fit so we won’t have any problems during assembly. the coil springs.1 FRAME : 4130 Steel Spaceframe.Incorporate TTC tire data into transient models to select tire and for kinematics design . left side tIRE : Hoosier wEIGHt : 520lbs wHEELbASE : 65in
Information submitted by student teams before March 13. This may make a big difference between a team that is forced to give up and a team that may repair the damages in a very short time. SAE1020 Steel FUEL SyStEM : Performance Electronics Fuel Injection FUEL typE : 93 octane unleaded INdUctION : Atmospheric RR SUSpENSION : Double unequal length A-Arm SHIFtER : Manually actuated. 2009 and are printed as supplied with minimal editing.5x7-13 UNIQUE : Carbon Fiber Intake/Seat/Body wEIGHt : 475 lbs w/o driver wHEELbASE : 63”
Universite du Quebec a trois-Rivieres
Our philosophy is based on four paramount concepts: engineering. the reliability of some critical components of our car have been analysed with finite elements software. the fact that the car is simple to build.Reduce peak torque RPM by 1000 and obtain 80% of peak torque under 6000 RPM . TPS and longitudinal acceleration) and full-lap simulation . exhaust and cam profiles . the differential.Cyl + 9. This year the shocks absorbers. target determined by DAQ (RPM. bRAkE : Wilwood M.
and 95% of it all is built by the students. along with continued development with a custom externally adjustable Salisbury-type differential. UT09 also features a second iteration of a CFRP monocoque frame. The UofT team looks forward to a challenging 2009 race season with its competitors from around the world and is prepared to defend its top Canadian ranking. Brembo 2 piston fixed Calipers cOOLING : Oil/ Water Cooled dRIVE : Chain DrivenTorsen II LSD ENGINE : Honda F4i FR SUSpENSION : Pull Rod Actuated SLA with ARB FR/RR tRAck : 48”/46” FRAME : Tubular Space Frame FUEL SyStEM : Returnless Pump Fuel Injected FUEL typE : 93 Octane INdUctION : Naturally MAtERIAL : 1020 steel OLwH : 107” L/55” W/39” H RR SUSpENSION : Pullrod Actuated SLA SHIFtER : Direct Cable Actuated tIRE : Hoosier R25A UNIQUE : Out of plane front bellcranks wEIGHt : 450lbs wHEELbASE : 64”
. 1058mm high RR SUSpENSION : Double uneaqual length A-Arm. pullrod actuated FR/RR tRAck : 1193mm / 1168mm FRAME : Carbon fibre monocoque with steel engine bay subframe FUEL SyStEM : Student designed and built direct port injection FUEL typE : 93 Octane INdUctION : Naturally aspirated MAtERIAL : CRFP. A switch from the previously used F4i to a light-weight single cylinder engine is one of several efforts to improve fuel economy. Custom adjustable Salisbury type differential ENGINE : Honda TRx450 FR SUSpENSION : Double uneaqual length A-Arm.
University of toronto
FC09 is a tubular spaceframe construction with pull rod actuated suspension. While making accommodations for the cross-section template. The car runs the Honda F4i engine breathing through a student designed intake manifold and powering a custom built torsion differential. but also delved forward with higher-level initiatives. The front uses out of plane bell cranks with longitudinal mounted dampers. expanded DAQ capabilities. pullrod actuated SHIFtER : Side shifter actuated push-pull cable tIRE : 20x7 Goodyear Eagle UNIQUE : Added ride spring on front suspension wEIGHt : 240kg with 68kg driver wHEELbASE : 1536mm
Information submitted by student teams before March 13. In a rapidly changing FSAE series. roll. The rear implements vertical mounted dampers on a rocker arm. bRAkE : Willwod MCs. 1400mm wide.104
The University of Toronto Formula SAE Racing Team is comprised of a dozen engineering students. 4130 Steel OLwH : 2766mm long. bRAkE : Stainless Steel Rotors. 4 Brembo calipers cOOLING : Single side-mounted radiator integrated into carbon fibre duct dRIVE : Chain drive. the UT09 team was able to adapt designs to accommodate new regulations. Extensive engine simulation and dynamometer validation have helped establish a strong foundation with the new engine platform. the front suspension system was also redesigned to help control the ride. and pitch modes more independently. 2009 and are printed as supplied with minimal editing.
Mickael Hultberg. bRAkE : 4-wheel student designed discs w/ Brembo calipers cOOLING : Denso Radiator with Johnson pump dRIVE : Chain-driven torsen ENGINE : 600cc Honda F4i FR SUSpENSION : Un-equal length double A-arm. which assists in the carry-over of E85 fuel injection.107
FAcULty AdVISORS: Dr. Dr. pull-rod actuated damper FR/RR tRAck : FR: 48” RR: 47” FRAME : 4130 chromoly steel spaceframe FUEL SyStEM : Student Design fuel tank FUEL typE : E85 INdUctION : Turbocharged RR SUSpENSION : Un-equal length double A-arm.0-13 R25B Front.5x7. Robert West. We now utilize a water-to-air inter-cooler along with our previous turbocharged Honda F4i. 2009 and are printed as supplied with minimal editing.0-13 R25B Rear UNIQUE : Water-to-Air Intercooler. Ross Va Winkle. Chris Maupin. The entire body was packaged and designed by LTU student. Ben Graf with collaboration between the entire Formula SAE team. John Ferris Team Members: Colin B Spellmeyer tEAM MEMbERS: Ryan Gaylo. Mark Ferek. Width: 57 in.
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. Push Rod Actuated Longitudinally Oriented SHIFtER: Electropneumatic tIRE: Goodyear 20 x 7 . Devin Hodges bRAkE: Wilwood PS1 Calipers with Dura-Bar Ductile Iron Rotors cOOLING: Liquid Cooled. Jeff Frost. is the implementation of anti-squat and anti-dive suspension geometry. In 2009 our FSAE team also included LTU’s young Transportation Design program into the design of our body. Ryan Ilardo. Jimmy Hoeft.6 in. Colin Spellmeyer. Chad Van Brunt. Jason Holler. Hoosier 20. Dr. push-rod actuated damper SHIFtER : Mechanical paddle tIRE : Hoosier 20. Srinath Ekkad. Jimmy Pope.8:1 Final Drive Ratio ENGINE: Honda F4i 600cc FR SUSpENSION: Double Unequal Length A-arm. Mahama Aziz Traore. Thomas Willingham. Height: 42 in RR SUSpENSION: Double Unequal Length A-arm. Turbo w/ E85 wEIGHt : estimated ~500lb. John Fratello. Chase Yarbrough. Pull Rod Actuated Longitudinally Oriented FR/RR tRAck: Front 48 in/ Rear 46 in FRAME: Steel Tube Frame with Carbon Fiber Floor FUEL SyStEM: Custom Sequential Injection FUEL typE: E-85 INdUctION: Garrett GT-12 Turbo OLw H: Length: 98. The chassis was completely re-vamped due to the regulation changes implemented and also to accomodate the suspension re-design.5 in
Lawrence technological University
Blue Devil Racing’s 2009 vehicle has seen many changes this year compared to previous vehicles. Also new for 2009.13 wEIGHt: 450 lbs wHEELbASE: 65. Brad Underwood.5x6. Engine parameters are mapped and logged using a MoTeC ECU. Side Mounted Radiator dRIVE: Chain Sprocket on Differential with a 3. Jeff Pharis.
Utilizing a mild steel space frame and the tried and true Honda F4i was the first step in achieving our goal.chicago
The University of Illinois Chicago presents it first entry to the Formula SAE series this year with our UICM F09. and all of our friends and families. 1498mm. 2009 and are printed as supplied with minimal editing. We would like to thank everyone at UIC who has helped us along the way. Hayes calipers. all of our sponsors who make this possible for us. The 2009 model features an active traction control system tunable to driver preferences for conering behavior. pull rod actuated shock. reliable car that will finish the endurance event of the competition. 1010mm RR SUSpENSION : Double unequal length A-Arms. verticaly mounted push rod actuated shocks SHIFtER : Push-pull cable tIRE : Goodyear D2962 wEIGHt : 260 kg wHEELbASE : 1610mm
The 2009 Mizzou Racing FSAE vehicle is the first of our team’s efforts to implement a two-year design cycle. antiroll bar FR/RR tRAck : 1295mm/1270mm FRAME : Tubular space frame using mild steel FUEL SyStEM : Power programer on stock ECU FUEL typE : Unleaded INdUctION : Naturally aspirated MAtERIAL : Rapid prototyped sintered meatal OLwH : 2840mm.
University of Missouri
University of Illinois . The design goals for this vehicle include ease of maintenance and improved drivability. bRAkE : Four 10. We have made many of the key suspension dimensions adjustable to a larger degree than most teams would to give us a bigger range when we do testing before competition. With the UIC Motorsports team being founded last spring we have been working hard to get our car designed and built while still thinking about next year. balance bar cOOLING : Side mounted stock radiator with electric fan dRIVE : 520 Chain ENGINE : Honda CBR600F4i FR SUSpENSION : Double unequal length A-Arm. bRAkE : 4-Wheel Independent / FR Bias Adjust cOOLING : Single Radiator dRIVE : Custom Al Sprocket / Torsen Differential ENGINE : 599cc Honda CBR RR 04 FR SUSpENSION : Double Unequal Length A-Arm FR/RR tRAck : 45” / 42” FRAME : SAE4130 Steel FUEL SyStEM : Stock FUEL typE : 93 Octane INdUctION : Naturally Aspirated RR SUSpENSION : Double Unequal Length A-Arm SHIFtER : Manual Push-Pull tIRE : Goodyear Eagle D2692 UNIQUE : Active TCS wEIGHt : ~590 lbs w/ Driver wHEELbASE :
Information submitted by student teams before March 13. The goals this year were to make a simple.5 inch steel disks.
Yamaha YFZ450 with bore/stroke to 513cc FR SUSpENSION : A-Arms. bRAkE : 7050 Al rotors (slotted). 55”W. not only “the guy who bent our roll tubes” but a great friend as well. differential mounted rear brake. pull rod actuated. bRAkE : Single piston floating calipers. as the car features a Yamaha YFZ 450 single cylinder engine with an SU carburetor. We are continuing the use of a Suzuki LT-R450 single cylinder and squeezing even more power from it with the use of a Garrett turbocharger.5”
Information submitted by student teams before March 13. Hartford Motorsports would like to thank our sponsors for giving us the ability to build our car. Also. 2009 and are printed as supplied with minimal editing.0 R13 UNIQUE : Application of the SU carburetor wEIGHt : 405 lb wHEELbASE : 61. Wilwood calipers cOOLING : Side pod mounted. Risse Racing shocks SHIFtER : 5 speed sequential tIRE : Hoosier R25A . Risse Racing shocks FR/RR tRAck : 48”F/46”R FRAME : Space frame FUEL SyStEM : SU carburetor FUEL typE : 93 (R+M)/2 INdUctION : Naturally Aspirated MAtERIAL : Chromoly chassis. and giving us an innovative approach to race car engineering. The team’s design goals for reliability and drive-ability were more than met this year. 56” wide. 4140 shafting ENGINE : Single cyl. 48”H RR SUSpENSION : Double A-arm pushrod SHIFtER : Paddle controlled servo tIRE : Goodyear tRANSpONdER : UNIQUE : Turbrocharged single cylinder wEIGHt : 430lb wHEELbASE : 64”
University of South Florida
University of Hartford
Hartford Motorsports brings to Michigan the lightest car that the University of Hartford has ever competed with. The combination has proven to be extremely reliable and fuel efficient. Based off of our 2008 car. return style FI FUEL typE : 100 octane INdUctION : Turbocharger MAtERIAL : Aluminum tubing OLwH : 101”L. TIG welded OLwH : 94” long.113
SF-F5 is USF’s car for the 2009 competition.5x6. With an earlier start this year. Torsen limited slip differential. Outboard front disk/single inboard rear cOOLING : Side mounted radiator with ducting dRIVE : 428 chain driven Honda ATV diff ENGINE : Suzuki LT-R450 FR SUSpENSION : Double A-arm pullrod FR/RR tRAck : 48/44 FRAME : 4130 space frame FUEL SyStEM : In tank pump. pull rod actuated. Suspension is based off our previous years vehicle with changes to fit the larger frame and to improve geometry. The U of H team is proud of the engineering effort that went into making this car easy for anyone to drive and maintain. we refined components while making changes to conform to the new rules. Yamaha OEM radiator and fan dRIVE : Chain drive. and compete at the international level: United Tool and Die Newman’s Own Foundation Student Government Association SAE Southern New England Bryce Gear CT Center for Advanced Technology Ready Tool Special thanks to Clif Scorso and Roger Barr for making our life easier. Nielsen. and an automatic clutch.20. thanks to everyone at United Tool and Die for putting up with us! This year’s car was built in memory of Richard F.
. 45” high RR SUSpENSION : Lateral link w/ trailing arm. CV joints. more testing is scheduled to tune the car with the new turbocharger and more focus on driver training.
single inboard disk rear cOOLING : Single Sidepod-mounted Micro Heat Exchanger dRIVE : Shaft ENGINE : Yamaha YFZ450 FR SUSpENSION : Dual unequal length A-arms. BOSCH ECU. custom radial mounted calipers wEIGHt : 1800 N dry wHEELbASE : 1575mm
. these features provide the MRacing team with a platform capable of reaching the highest levels of the Formula SAE competition. in-house designed brake calipers. Carbon Fiber bodywork RR SUSpENSION : Dual unequal length A-arms.5 in. To these ends. Salisbury diff ENGINE : Honda f4i 600cc FR SUSpENSION : SLA pullrod w/ anti-roll system FR/RR tRAck : narrow/narrower FRAME : 4130 steel w/ carbon/Nomex panels FUEL SyStEM : 5 bar. driver-adj bias bar cOOLING : air-to-water radiator dRIVE : 520 chain. internal CV joints.115
This year’s Tiger Racing team had two main goals: to increase reliability and reduce overall weight of the vehicle. pull-rod actuated Tanner coilover shocks FR/RR tRAck : 67 in. Combined.Ann Arbor
The design of the 2009 Michigan Wolverine focuses on vehicle dynamics performance and powertrain calibration supported by reliable subsystems. Meanwhile. and brake balance. traction control. To improve powertrain control. the vehicle uses a BOSCH Motorsport ECU with closed-loop fuel control. 2009 and are printed as supplied with minimal editing. and by converting their engine from CDI ignition to digital ignition. The chassis team worked hard to produce a chassis fitting the new rules while avoiding added weight. The vehicle is tuned to suit a range of amateur drivers with cockpit-adjustable ergonomics. the drivetrain and electronics teams worked to fix last year’s reliability issues by designing a custom cam trigger wheel that would allow for more precise tuning. suspension layout wHEELbASE : 68.
Information submitted by student teams before March 13. engine maps. / 67 in. external pump FUEL typE : E85 INdUctION : naturally aspirated RR SUSpENSION : SLA pushrod w/ anti-roll bar SHIFtER : push-pull cable w/ strain-gauge torque cut tIRE : Hoosier 18x6-10 UNIQUE : custom Penske shocks. bRAkE : 4 wheel disc. FRAME : Tube-Frame Chassis FUEL SyStEM : Custom EFI using MicroSquirt controller FUEL typE : 100 octane gasoline INdUctION : Naturally Aspirated MAtERIAL : 4130 Steel Chrome Moly chassis. and a Nylon SLS intake manifold. bRAkE : Dual outboard disk front. Highlights from a mechanical standpoint include fully adjustable kinematics. rocker-actuated Tanner coilover shocks SHIFtER : Pneumatically actuated sequential gearbox tIRE : Hoosier UNIQUE : Full body. and a shift fuel cut.
Louisiana State University
University of Michigan . The suspension team was able to reduce weight compared to the previous design. traction/launch control. custom Penske dampers. And the drivetrain team minimized weight in the engine mounts while ensuring strength and rigidity. the design consists of a 185kg spaceframe car with 10” wheels powered by a naturally aspirated 4-cylinder engine with E85 fuel and dry-sump oiling.