Entries by Prof. McCarthy

Smitty’s Video Lectures on Racecar Engineering

Here are Smitty’s video lectures on Introduction to Racecar Engineering assembled into one post. I am sure you will find these 20 videos to be of great value. 01 Getting Started 02 Weight and Balance 03 Strength and Stiffness 04 Chassis Design 05 Suspension Design 06 Shock Absorbers 07 More on Suspensions 08 Springs 09 Steering […]

2018 UCI Phantom FSAE Autocross

This video captures the first autocross run by Matt Clark at the 2018 FSAE Lincoln competition. If I remember correctly is was 62.7sec, just behind their earlier 61.9sec run. Matt’s second run, the final of four runs, was anticipated to be even better but there was a problem with the car. This view of the […]

Smitty’s Fabrication Training Videos

This series of training videos were prepared by Robert “Smitty” Smith to help our engineering students understand the principles of fabrication necessary for project based learning. Hand Tools Fasteners Soldering Measurements and Layouts Metal Forming, Part 1 Metal Forming, Part 2 Cutting, Grinding and Fitting Advanced MIG Welding

Superluminal: Chapters 1-5

Superluminal, the new book by R. W. Frost, follows David Minor’s experiences with MitsukoTek Corporation’s troublesome Satellite 9.  It is the year 2035 and a new technology has swept the globe… Here are Chapters 1 through 5. Chapter 1 Wanting to be left alone, David finds himself caught up in something uncomfortable. Chapter 2: David […]

Rectilinear Six-Bar (Candy Coating Linkage)

Jeff Glabe designed this six-bar linkage to move through six task positions while maintaining a parallel orientation.  This required the calculation of 55,000 linkages to find 26 that work.  This one has the additional feature that it is operated by a rotating crank (the red link).  The video is a collaboration of Jeff Glabe and […]