Aerodynamic, chassis, and powertrain packaging of an eco racer

James John Guthrie, Gary Cullen, Euan Davidson, Ralph Brown

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Abstract

This report is an investigation into the considerations involved in building an eco racer suitable for the Shell Eco Marathon competition. This report details the design considerations, simulations, and testing of the aerodynamic, chassis, powertrain, and drivetrain packages. The authors have conducted: Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations of the aerodynamic package. Wind tunnel testing of a scale model of the aerodynamic shell. Finite element analysis (FEA) simulations of the chassis package. Downhill and load testing of the chassis package. ‘Burn and coast’ simulations of the powertrain package. The simulations and testing showed that the racer would qualify for the competition and should be competitive. The authors hope that students in future years at the University will continue the work and be able to build a full scale racer with the aim of competing in the European competition. Aerodynamic, Chassis, and Powertrain Packaging of an Eco Racer. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/271702940_Aerodynamic_Chassis_and_Powertrain_Packaging_of_an_Eco_Racer?channel=doi&linkId=54cf9abd0cf298d6566487e2&showFulltext=true [accessed Jul 12, 2017].
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationFrankfurt am Main
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2014

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Powertrains
Chassis
Packaging
Aerodynamics
Testing
Load testing
Wind tunnels
Coastal zones
Computational fluid dynamics
Students
Finite element method
Computer simulation

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Guthrie, J. J., Cullen, G., Davidson, E., & Brown, R. (2014). Aerodynamic, chassis, and powertrain packaging of an eco racer. Frankfurt am Main. https://doi.org/10.13140/2.1.3506.7204
Guthrie, James John ; Cullen, Gary ; Davidson, Euan ; Brown, Ralph. / Aerodynamic, chassis, and powertrain packaging of an eco racer. Frankfurt am Main, 2014.
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