Intro to Racecar Engineering: 17 Team Don'ts

Intro to Racecar Engineering: 17 Team Don’ts

Smitty shares team don’ts.

 

 

Intro to Racecar Engineering: 16 Performance Ideals

Intro to Racecar Engineering: 16 Performance Ideals

Smitty discusses performance ideals and overall principles such as weight distribution, body shape, and safety. 

 

 

Intro to Racecar Engineering: 15 Electronic Fuel Injection

Intro to Racecar Engineering: 15 Electronic Fuel Injection Systems

Smitty shares information regarding electronic fuel injection systems.

 

 

Intro to Racecar Engineering 14

Intro to Racecar Engineering: 14 CV Transmissions

Smitty describes continuously variable transmissions. This is the fourteenth video in a series developed for UCI’s racecar engineering program. 

 

 

Intro to Racecar Engineering: 13 Tires

Intro to Racecar Engineering: 13 Tires

Smitty shares tips of the trade regarding tires.

 

 

Intro to Racecar Engineering: 12

Intro to Racecar Engineering: 12 Toe and Camber

Smitty describes the importance of the toe and camber.

King Pin Inclination

Intro to Racecar Engineering: 11 King Pin Inclination

Smitty describes king pin inclination. This is the eleventh in the video series developed for UCI’s racecar engineering program. (Smitty and the Professor series)

Superluminal Chapter 5

Superluminal Chapter 5

David finds Qishu to be more than he expected in Chapter 5 of R. W. Frost’s Superluminal. 

Superluminal Chapter 5 Qishu
Rectilinear Six-bar

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 Benjamin Liu.

 

Introduction to Linkage Synthesis

This introduction to the graduate course ME 322 Kinematic Synthesis of Mechanisms shows the potential for design innovation using a mathematical formulation to compute the dimensions of a device from its required task, literally the calculation of its form from the desired function.

Update: This is the final version of the  lecture scheduled for January 9, 2018

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