After Last Year's Win, a New Formula Hybrid Team Will Compete
The Formula SAE Competition is an annual international collegiate competition striving to build a formula style, gas-electric hybrid vehicle. This year's competition takes place in Loudon, New Hampshire on May 1st and is organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
Competitors will be judged on the static and dynamic aspects of their vehicle. The static portion includes design judging and presentations. The dynamic portion includes acceleration, autocross and endurance race.
IESES is continuing its support of the Formula Hybrid Vehicle Team. This year, the student team is striving to continue the success of last year's team and win the 2011 competition.
This year's team is a combination of computer, electrical and mechanical engineering students. These students are:
- Stephanie Medina, Computer Engineering (Senior)
- Lorenzo Neal, Electrical Engineering (Senior)
- Israel Daramola, Electrical Engineering (Senior)
- Ryan Zombek, Mechanical Engineering (Senior)
- Thomas Emerick, Mechanical Engineering (Senior)
- Philip Young, Mechanical Engineering (Senior)
Last year, the team's vehicle won first place in the Hybrid-in-Progress competition. This year, the project team will enhance the structure and develop a full hybrid vehicle to serve three objectives: reducing fuel consumption, improving the performance of the vehicle, and innovating the drive-train within the vehicle. To achieve these objectives, the students plan to incorporate an internal combustion engine, couple an electric motor with the internal combustion engine, incorporate a battery management system, and redesign the differential, braking system, body and shell of the vehicle. The students are working to complete the project for the design fair in April and competition in May.
For more information, contact Stephanie Medina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year's sponsors include: