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November 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to our Newsletter!

This is the twelfth 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.

Welcome Back, Aggies!

After a year of virtual learning, we are finally back to in-person instruction with the start of the fall quarter! 

Final Design Review

We are having our Final Design Reviews this Saturday (11/13) and next Saturday (11/20) from 10 am - 4 pm at Giedt 1002 with the subteam order listed below. Feel free to come by to see our leads break down every component and decision we have made to design and further improve FE9.

Final Design Review Day 1 (November 13, 2021):
Vehicle Dynamics
Suspension & Wheel Package
Controls
Chassis
Composites
Aerodynamics
Project Management & Operations

Final Design Review Day 2 (November 20, 2021): 
High Voltage (Drivetrain, Accumulator, & HV Electrical)
Low Voltage Electrical
GLV Packaging
Firmware

Engineering Club Fair

Thank you to everyone who showed up and visited our tables during the UC Davis Engineering Club Fair. Check out more pictures and our other posts on our Instagram!
 

Team Progress

With a fresh season revving up, our team has been reviewing and learning from past years and has been hard at work to improve and innovate FE9. During this past month, we have finetuning the design of FE9 in CAD and preparing to move into manufacturing.
FE9 V4.0 Vehicle CAD

Electrical

Electrical General Meeting

Powertrain

Motor Controller Cooling Plate Flow Simulation

Unsprung

Rear Spindle with Modifications

Structures

Complete Frame and Body Assembly
ANSYS Deformation Torsional Stiffness Analysis

Did You Know?

An FEA, or finite element analysis, is a type of simulation we use to test 3D modeled parts or assemblies under certain conditions. We commonly use it to simulate structural stress given a load to get an idea of design feasibility.

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