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  1. Ben, As Bill explained, the nominal load (Fz0)...

    Ben,

    As Bill explained, the nominal load (Fz0) (and other model constraints such as Pi0 and V0) are used to non-dimensionalize the data.

    I would recommend that you pick the highest or second...
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    For anyone getting started with vehicle dynamics...

    For anyone getting started with vehicle dynamics the word roll center comes up in virtually any book/paper on the topic. Even SAE/ISO/DIN have definitions for what the roll center is, these...
  3. Thread: Lapsim

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    On this Friday afternoon, I can share some...

    On this Friday afternoon, I can share some information on this. This is recent data from a championship winning driver in a one of the top racing series in the world. The driver was leading part of...
  4. Thread: V-Twin

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    How much power do you need? If someone could...

    How much power do you need?

    If someone could make a graph of engine power on the x-axis and time/effort/resources on the y-axis and the compared it to the attached graph, engine selection would be...
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    Thanks! Agreed, although I find it easier to...

    Thanks! Agreed, although I find it easier to visually interpret the data/rate of change with it in a non-step mode.
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    Me neither, thanks! That price point is hard to...

    Me neither, thanks! That price point is hard to beat! Almost want equip my daily driver with one just to keep tabs on how many %WOT I have during my rush hour commute (0% FYI).

    I also tested...
  7. You if anyone should know that spring stiffness...

    You if anyone should know that spring stiffness is not only parameter affecting the natural frequency of a system... Using frequency is convenient as it combines two values into one and allows for...
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    What about Traction Control? There are numerous...

    What about Traction Control? There are numerous racing series where automatic control of the drive torque helps the driver to go faster (even if the system is working against the drivers inputs).
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    Remember that the end-eye on the TTX25 (like on...

    Remember that the end-eye on the TTX25 (like on many other dampers) is just threaded onto the shaft. If you are struggling with packaging/rocker interference it's a pretty straight forward task to...
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    Bill, when is your next stand-up comedy...

    Bill, when is your next stand-up comedy appearance, I need to get some tickets!

    The software OptimumT is a purpose built software for just that task. It also comes with a FSAE discount!
    ...
  11. Thread: Cane Creek DB

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    Olly that shouldn't be an issue, go for it! ...

    Olly that shouldn't be an issue, go for it!

    I'm actually surprised that teams don't make their own top eyes. It is a very simple way to make the damper what ever length that fits your packaging....
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    I am going to answer this with 2 questions. 1....

    I am going to answer this with 2 questions.

    1. What will happen (to the car and/or halfshaft) when the twist angle exceeds 0.57 deg?

    2. What will happen (to the car and/or halfshaft) when the...
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    To further prepare yourselves for the life as a...

    To further prepare yourselves for the life as a "professional mechanical engineer" make a point of using a PDM system.
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    Robby, The chain force is as big on the diff...

    Robby,
    The chain force is as big on the diff sprocket as it is on the engine sprocket (but in opposite directions).

    I've just seen so many cases of poor load paths between the diff brackets and...
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    You might want to consider how the force (not...

    You might want to consider how the force (not torque) in the chain (if you are using one) is reacted...
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    One of the best TV productions I've seen on FSAE,...

    One of the best TV productions I've seen on FSAE, although it didn't go very deep on the engineering side of things, it was quite entertaining!
  17. During my last two years in FSAE I got bitten by...

    During my last two years in FSAE I got bitten by the Monoshock bug. Both designs were what we called "sliding bellcranks" as can be found on for instance some F3 cars, however ours had a roll damper....
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    Jeffery, Interesting thoughts. As you said,...

    Jeffery,

    Interesting thoughts. As you said, it's meant for software development but I believe it could successfully be applied to mech/elec projects. Sure code is easy to re-write,...
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    An old trick is to have a "cup" around the...

    An old trick is to have a "cup" around the pickup. The cup has some small openings at the bottom (and obviously a large one up top. Then have the return fuel line (if you are running one) have its...
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    Bringing this post back because something struck...

    Bringing this post back because something struck me today.

    There is much wisdom in this thread, a must read for every aspiring team leader. Out of the 5 cars I built in my uni career, I've also...
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    To their defense, it's not like the front axle on...

    To their defense, it's not like the front axle on a drift car will see very big loads
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    http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=effective+exhaust+length&...

    http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=effective+exhaust+length&l=1
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rwc2003:
    We're measuring a maximum torque of 18Nm on a...
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Marshall Grice:
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    Kevin asked me to post a link to his blog with...

    Kevin asked me to post a link to his blog with photos from the sprint/autocross

    thomassenkevin dot blogspot dot com
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