ER16

For 2016, the team continued with the main concept from ER15 and focused on weight saving and datalogging. While earlier cars had datalogging capabilities, the data captured was not used in the design process. This called for a redistribution of resources, in order to be able to use testing data for future design validation. The team also aimed to reduce the workload by buying some more, carefully chosen, off the shelf components such as wheels. In the end, the car weighed 16 kilos less than its predecessor and competed in IMechE Formula Student 2016.

Engine

Honda CBR600RR

Differential

Drexler LSD

Chassis

Tubular DOCOL spaceframe

Body

Carbon fibre and plastic body

Aero

Front and Rear Wing

Suspension Front

Double unequal length A-arms, pull-rod, horizontally oriented Öhlins TTX25 dampers

Suspension Rear

Double unequal length A-arms, push-rod, vertically oriented Öhlins TTX25 dampers

Wheelbase

1580 mm

Track Width [F/R]

1160 / 1120 mm

Wheel

13x7.0" OZ magnesium rims

Tires

Hoosier 20.0 x 7.5-13" R25B

Weight

239.5 kg

69

[hp] – POWER

#47

FS UK

239.5

[kg] – MASS

COMPETITIONS

FS UK

Overall place: #47 (of 106)

Cost Event: #81
Business presentation: #64
Engineering design: #50
Acceleration: #38
Skid Pad: #39
Autocross: #35
Endurance: #67
Fuel Efficiency: #-


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