January Newsletter

Welcome to our Newsletter!

Happy Holidays! This is the third of a series of newsletters from Formula Racing at UC Davis. You are receiving this newsletter because you are essential to the success of the team, and we want to keep you updated as to what we are doing! Throughout the newsletters, we will highlight sponsor contributions and provide updates from the previous month. If you are not interested in receiving further emails, feel free to unsubscribe at the bottom of this email.

Last Month Highlights

  • We had our Final Design Reviews on December 7th, where team leads, alumni, and faculty gathered to discuss and critique each sub-team's final designs
  • Each sub-team justified their engineering decisions through a variety of mediums
  • Below are some of our designs and simulations:
This is the Battery Management System (BMS) Slave Board with roughly the same footprint as the previous year, despite added components.
This is the team's simplified Master-CAD, highlighting all the aerodynamic components, including sidepods, for aerodynamics simulations.
Full car simulation from our newly developed Aerodynamics sub team!
Here is the Powertrain sub team's waterblock design, for use within the accumulator. This design was simulated using ANSYS, allowing for optimizations in heat transfer and weight reduction of the component.
This is a Solidworks Finite Element Analysis simulation of one of the vehicle's uprights. This process is crucial to designing safe components.
Full wheel package assembly, with topology optimization

Subteam Highlight - Drivetrain

  • Elliot Locke is a second year Mechanical Engineer and the Lead Drivetrain Engineer
  • Currently he is doing preparation work for manufacturing the designs he spent the previous quarter developing by preparing stock materials and creating CAM Tool paths for CNC machining
"What I really enjoy about Formula is being able to utilize and extend classroom learning to explore my true technical interests."
-Elliot Locke
This is Elliot's complete Drivetrain assembly, equipped with a sponsored Zero Motorcycles motor!


We would like to highlight the following sponsors who we've received products from over the past month. We thank you for your support of Formula Racing at UC Davis!
Sponsored Controller Board from New Haven Display
Sponsored quick disconnects from Oetiker
Click here to see our updated website!
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