Aerodynamic, chassis, and powertrain packaging of an eco racer

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

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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: [accessed Jul 12, 2017].
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFrankfurt am Main
Publication statusPublished - May 2014


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