Development of an SAE Baja Racecar

Hespe, Micheal and Bogust, Pam and Carlson, Nick and Bruce, Dillon (2016) Development of an SAE Baja Racecar. [Abstract]

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The Senior Seminar project is to design, model, fabricate, analyze, test, and manufacture a Baja racecar that will represent Fort Lewis College in a Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Baja Collegiate Design Series competition. The competition gathers students from universities all around the world to challenge their cars through a series of static and dynamic testing, such as overall weight, endurance racing, etc. The team objective was to produce a racecar that was safe, lightweight, cost effective, and abide the SAE Baja 2016 Series Rulebook. The chassis was designed and fabricated to be safe, lightweight and ergonomic. The front suspension was selected and developed to have double A-arms as an independent suspension, which the rear was selected to have no suspensions. In competition, the lightest Baja car was recorded to weighed 296 [lb.] and heaviest weighed 931 [lb.], which our Baja car weighed approximately 325 [lb.]. In addition, the total cost to design and fabricate our Baja car was approximately $4,200 well under many competitors, which their cost ranged from $7,000 to $30,000.

Item Type: Abstract
Created by Student or Faculty: Student
Subjects: Undergrad Research Symposium > Engineering
FLC Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities Grant-Funded
Undergrad Research Symposium
Depositing User: Dillon Bruce
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2016 16:42
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2016 16:42

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