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MechGen Suspension

MechGen SP

MechGen SP

MechGen Suspension is an iPad application that calculates the upper control arm of an independent suspension to provide a desired set of camber angles and wheel travel values for a specified lower control arm. The algorithm is an application of five-position synthesis of a four-bar linkage.

Please see the video below to see how MechGen SP is used to design a suspension.

RaceLabTV

RaceLab.tv wants to follow FSAE Teams

RaceLabTV

RaceLabTV

Ian Campbell and Jerry Magana are a director/producer team from the Los Angeles area (also see Media1044.com), who are hoping to highlight the collegiate engineering design challenges involved in Racecar Engineering, specifically the Collegiate Formula SAE events. This project is called RaceLab.tv.

Having worked with student race teams for almost 15 years, I know there is drama, thrills, disappointment, and amazing engineering team effort under high pressure, but I have no idea how this might translate to a video series.

MIT has regularly generated videos following various teams in the 2.007 design course. There are similar videos for the CalTech ME72 design competition. However, in both cases there is much less on the line.

FSAE race teams can involve large numbers of young engineering students committed to several years of effort. It deserves better exposure, but seems a difficult subject.

Truman Studio

Wheelchair Seating and Racecar Engineering

Truman Studio

Truman Studio

Truman Pollard’s wheelchair seat design which repurposes race car seating is an inspiration. The engineering effort needed for our racecar project spans so many different activities any one of which can be the foundation for a business. Find more information at the link Truman Studio

Phantom

Phantom: The AI-UCI collaboration

Phantom

Phantom

The aluminum body developed at Art Institute for our monocoque racecar Phantom on display in the Engineering Gateway building at UCI.

Here is another look.

Phantom 2

Phantom 2

Introduction to Racecar Engineering

The UCI summer program Introduction to Racecar Engineering concluded with a track day on Saturday, August 3. Select this link to see slideshows of the activities.

Energy Invitational Test Day 5-4-2013

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Saturday, May 5, UCI hosted seven local high school race teams to test their cars for the Energy Invitational. It was impressive to see the quality of their work and the variety of their designs. Select this link to see photographs of the event on Facebook.

W16 Veyron engine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziDh6LFo6e4
This animation shows the W16 Bugatti Veyron engine with four cam-shafts actuating 64 valves, four on each of sixteen cylinders.

Cam actuation in a V8 engine


This animation shows the operation of the cam shaft, lifters and valves in a V8 engine.

Diesel engine animation


This animation shows the part by part assembly of a four cylinder diesel engine.