Team 2017 consists of 63 members from 14 different disciplines and all years of study. Together we will design, build, and test an electric race car in 8 months. Afterwards, we will compete in Formula Student Germany and UK, the world’s biggest engineering competition for students. Hard work and close cooperation is essential for everything we do and is also the key factor for our former success.
The board is responsible for managing the organization and the project. The board works closely with the group leaders to ensure that development projects are feasible, progression is made and budgets are kept. In addition, the board is responsible for the development of the organization, HSE and all other aspects included in the management of an engineering firm.
The marketing group is responsible for sponsorship agreements and follow-up, marketing and public relations as well as our web site and social media profiles. The group plans and carries out our yearly career day, RevolveDagen, and the official unveiling of the car. At the competition the marketing group is responsible for the business presentation.
The aerodynamics group is responsible for external and internal flow and heat transfer. Through CFD analysis, they are developing an effective and lightweight aerodynamic package, using high-lift wings, the underbody, as well as the car itself, to create downforce. They also develop a water based cooling system for the electric motor and inverter, and an air based cooling system for the accumulator, designed to allow all the components to run at optimal temperatures.
This group is responsible for all low voltage systems on the car, such as the driver interface, safety systems, wire harness, sensors and data acquisition. In addition, the Electronics group work closely with the Software group to transmit telemetry data wirelessly to their in-house developed software Revolve Analyze.
The Power Systems group is responsible for providing reliable high voltage current from our in-house designed battery pack to the motors in the most efficient way possible. They will also develop our torque vectoring system for complete control over the four motors. Employing safe monitoring tools and ensuring that any failure in the electrical system will not harm the driver or the crew are essential challenges.
Revolve Analyze is our in-house developed software used to analyze data acquired from the car’s sensors. It receives real time telemetry data during test drives as well as racing, and is essential for continuously improving the car and drivers throughout the season.
The Suspension and Drivetrain group is responsible for the dynamics of the car, and the mechanical aspect of the tractive system. These systems include the wheel assembly, steering system and brakes, and an in-house developed planetary gearbox, The main objective of the suspension is to make the tires maintain grip during all driving situations, and provide efficient power output from the motors. Our focus is to make a car with good handling characteristics and consistent feedback to the driver.
The drivers are the ones that will be driving our race car, both during testing and in the competitions. They will be taught by our drivers’ coach.