Race teams from 20 high schools and colleges competed in energy time trials at Adams Motorsports Park on May 11, 2013 at the fourth UCI Energy Invitational. This video captures the spirit of the event.
This Stephenson III six-bar linkage sets the elevation of a ballistic trajectory to reach a specified distance downrange given an initial velocity of 500 m/s. This function is described in Computing Linkages by A. Svoboda (pg 285). Mark Plecnik obtained this linkage after evaluating almost 100,000 different designs.
This poster was prepared as a gift to Ken Waldron on his 70th birthday and given to him at a conference organized in his honor. Anuj Taneja generated the SolidWorks model in 2006 from the original drawings of the Adaptive Suspension Vehicle. I recently found the electronic files and Kaustubh Sonawale generated the four-view drawing. The ASV is an important feat of engineering and the stories shared by those who worked on it were wonderful.
Photographs from the Energy Invitational 2013 can be seen at the Professor’s facebook page.
The Race Day Schedule for the Energy Invitational and the Pit Assignments at Adams Motorsports Park are now available. Select the link 2013 Energy Invitational.
The California State University Northridge Formula SAE race team will compete at the Energy Invitational on May 11, 2013.
The California State University Los Angeles supermileage race team will compete at the 2013 Energy Invitational.