Smitty 10 Caster

Intro to Racecar Engineering: 10 Caster

Smitty describes the set-up of the front wheels and its importance to the driver’s control. 

Smitty 09 Steering

Into to Racecar Engineering: 09 Steering

Smitty explains steering design.  

Smitty 08 Springs

Intro to Racecar Engineering: 08 Springs

Smitty explains the choice of springs for a suspension. 

Smitty 07 More Suxpension

Intro to Racecar Engineering: 07 More on Suspensions

Smitty describes more about suspension design.  

Smitty 06 Shocks

Intro to Racecar Engineering: 06 Shock Absorbers

Smitty describes the importance of shock absorbers in suspension design. 

 

Intro to Racecar Engineering: 05 Suspension Design

Smitty describes the principles of suspension design. 

Smitty 04 Chassis Design

Intro to Racecar Engineering: 04 Chassis Design

Smitty describes the design principles for the chassis of a race car. 

Smitty 03 Strength

Intro to Racecar Engineering: 03 Strength and Stiffness

Smitty shows how the geometry and material work together to provide strength and stiffness. 

 

Fab 04 Soldering

Fabrication: 04 Soldering

Smitty presents the basic techniques of soldering. Every mechanical system includes electronic parts and careful soldering is critical to ensuring things do not come loose in operation.

Fab 03 Hand tools

Fabrication: 03 Hand Tools

This video describes the hand tools important to project engineering. It also has a nicely produced introduction by UCI’s Learning Center.