Technical Development

Data Acquisition & Telemetry

A telemetry system is in development for future vehicles so our student engineers can decipher data while the vehicles are in operation.

Structural Development

A complete re-design of our frame for future vehicles may increase torsional stiffness by up to 50% without adding any weight.

Aerodynamics Package

The aerodynamics team formed for SR-5 is learning aerodynamics principles and development software such as StarCCM+ for CFD, SolidWorks and Siemens NX for design, and Siemens Fibersim for composites analysis to produce a suitable wing package.

Fuel System

The team has chosen to run E85 ethanol as fuel and remains on the few teams to stick with the lighter three cylinder engine.

Ergonomics

As opposed to fitting the driver into the car, the chassis team is focusing more on building the car around the driver.