FSAE Presentation Event

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For my Senior Design class, we built a formula style car and competed against 40 other schools from across the country. This presentation was for the design event where we had to "sell"our design to a group of mock investors describing our design\'s benefits.

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  • Braking ComponentsPedal BoxUpright Wheel HubDifferentialIntake System and ExhaustSuspension (Lower and Upper Control Arms)Centralized Wiring
  • Yamaha Engine/TransmissionHonda ATV Differential with Limited SlipBraking Components (Rotors, Calipers, Master Cylinders)Tilton Pedal AssemblyMarzocchiRoco ShocksHoosier Racing TiresKeizer WheelsPerformance Electronics ECU
  • FSAE Presentation Event

    1. 1. Design Team<br />
    2. 2. Overview<br />Design Features and Performance<br />Manufacturability<br />Cost Information<br />Marketability <br />
    3. 3. Design Features and Performance<br /><ul><li>Adjustability
    4. 4. Suspension
    5. 5. Steering
    6. 6. Brake Bias/Pedals
    7. 7. ECU</li></li></ul><li>Design Features and Performance<br />Ergonomics<br />Frame<br />Driver Controls<br />Safety<br />Seat<br />Seatbelt<br />Emergency cut-off<br />
    8. 8. Design Features and Performance<br /><ul><li>Suspension and Steering</li></ul>Pull rod instead of push rod<br />Responsive Maneuverability<br />Ackermann<br />Electronic shift kit<br />
    9. 9. Design Features and Performance<br />Intake System<br />Restrictor<br />Venturi instead of converging-diverging nozzle<br />Extremely smooth flow<br />Plenum<br />Complex shape to optimize flow<br />Fiberglass construction<br />
    10. 10. Manufacturability<br />Subassemblies<br />Emphasized in design<br />Allows assembly-line production<br />(ADD PICTURE OF LAYOUT)<br />
    11. 11. Manufacturability<br />Off-the-shelf Components<br />Accounts for 60% of vehicle cost<br />Excellent quality<br />Fully-integrated into vehicle design<br />
    12. 12. Manufacturability<br />Bulk Production through Laser Cutting/Waterjetting<br />Uprights are a good example<br />Cost effective due to reduced machine time<br />Fast turnaround with minimal tooling costs <br />(ADD PICTURE OF UPRIGHTS)<br />
    13. 13. Cost Information<br />Off-the-shelf parts $6,600<br />Manufactured parts/labor $4,400<br />TOTAL $11,000<br />
    14. 14. Marketability<br /><ul><li>Suggested MSRP $18,000
    15. 15. Comparable car (F1000) sells for $30-65K new, and $18-24K for older version
    16. 16. Reasonably priced for nonprofessional weekend autocrosser
    17. 17. Profit per vehicle - $7,000
    18. 18. If 1000 units sold per year, $7M in profit</li></li></ul><li>Conclusion<br />

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