Schedule for 2011 Energy Invitational

2011 UCI Energy Invitational

UCI Energy Invitational

UCI Energy Invitational

The 2011 UCI Energy Invitational will be at Willow Springs International Motorsports Park on March 22-23, 2011. The Streets of Willow Springs will be set up with a highway, autocross and staged idle sections to challenge the energy usage of all types of vehicles. How far can your vehicle travel in an hour on this course using only $1.00 of energy? Please contact me if you are interested.

2010 FSAE California

2010 Formula SAE California

The Formula SAE California collegiate race car engineering competition opened June 16, 2010 at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. Student built racecars from all over the world can be seen in photos from this first day of the event. Here is a link to photos of the first day and a link to the 2010 event guide

Pictures from Day 2 can be found at the SAE SoCal facebook page.

PIctures from Day 3 are now available as the Facebook album.

The results are available at the link FSAE California results.

2010 FSAE California

2010 FSAE California

2009 Formula SAE CA

2009 Formula SAE California

Here is a link to a facebook album showing the racecars and teams at the 2009 Formula SAE California intercollegiate engineering racecar competition that occurred June 17-21, 2009 at the Auto Club Raceway, Fontana CA.

2009 Formula SAE CA

2009 Formula SAE CA

Welcome to Mechanical Design 101

Mechanical Design 101 is a collection of resources to educate, guide and perhaps inspire the mechanical designer.  Please send me links to your favorite resources, and to interesting and useful examples of mechanical devices. I would also appreciate a note, if you see any errors. Thank you, Michael McCarthy


About Mechanical Design 101

Mechanical Design 101 is a collection of resources to educate, guide and perhaps inspire the mechanical designer.  Please recommend links to your favorite resources, or examples of interesting mechanical devices. Additional information can be found on my Robotics and Automation Laboratory site.

Also please advise me if you see any errors.  Thank you, Michael McCarthy

About Professor Michael McCarthy

J. Michael McCarthy is the Henry Samueli Professor and Director of the Center for Engineering Science in Design at the University of California, Irvine, which supports the design and execution of team engineering projects across the School of Engineering.  He completed his Ph.D. at Stanford University, and has taught at Loyola Marymount University and the University of Pennsylvania before joining UCI’s Mechanical Engineering Department in 1986.
He has over 150 publications and three books including The Geometric Design of Linkages (Springer 2000, 2nd Ed. 2010).  His research team is responsible for the Sphinx, Synthetica and MecGen software packages, which extend computer-aided design to spherical and spatial linkage systems and integrate this process with geometric modeling.  He has presented tutorials on the design of linkages and robotic systems at ASME and IEEE conferences.

His contributions in teaching were recognized by a 2010 UCI Teaching Excellence in Undergraduate engineering Award and the Henry Samueli School of Engineering’s 2009 Faribor Maseeh Teaching Award.  He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and has received the 2008 ASME Outstanding Service Award and the 2009 ASME Machine Design Award.  In 2011, he received the ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Award for his research contributions.