Formula Student Team

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An extra-curricular society dedicated to designing and building a single seat racing car
Group Members
Matthew Mustard, Tesvin John, Mark Whistler, Tarun Kodavatiganti, Emils Deksnis, Olly Collett, Emanuel Mocuta, Jack Routly, Miles Harris, Michael Young, Chris Sheffer, Wataru Kawamoto, Titas Bučelis, James Hughes, Tobias Cameron, Jonathan Hoey, Sebastian Steele

VoIP Unlimited, IMechE, Schaeffler, Igus, Primary Designs, Kistler, Evonik, RS, Textreme, Varley Lithium, Easy Composites, Metal Supermarkets, Mathworks, Avon, Mathshop, GKN Driveline, CD-Adapco, Central Scanning, Active Sensors, Proformance Metal

SUFST is a team comprising entirely of volunteers who design, build, and race racecars as an extracurricular activity and we are now entering our fifth competative year. The car continues to use a Honda CBR600RR ICE engine, and aims to optimise its performance. SUFST’s 2016 car (Stag 3) competed well, completing most of the dynamic events at FS Czech Republic. All components in Stag 4 (2017 car) have been designed with reliability in mind and computational modelling and physical component testing have been carried out to validate structural design analysis. The aerodynamic package has been given a major overhaul this year, with an improved front wing, swan-neck mounted rear wing, and an under floor with diffuser. Significant changes were made to the chassis design to improve torsional rigidity and stiffness. The engine has been used as a semistressed member to reduce the number of chassis members and improve the packaging of the rear suspension components, reducing the net weight of the chassis and suspension system. We have utilised carbon fibre sandwich panels in order to reduce the number of steel chassis members required, and to also improve torsional rigidity. The suspension has been designed using tyre data and features innovative composite wishbones. ARBs have been designed in conjunction with the geometry requirements to improve the dynamic capabilities. The gear lever has been replaced with a pneumatic paddle-shift system. The powertrain incorporates improved intake and exhaust systems and an electric water pump has been added, along

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