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1. Thread: Tire Analysis Best Approach?

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Speaking on behalf of only myself and Wisconsin...

Speaking on behalf of only myself and Wisconsin Racing:

Investing time into vehicle dynamics controls, sensor technology, and computer science seems like a good background for being involved in...
2. Thread: Best way to import GPS track for point mass simulation?

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It might be possible to brute-force or optimize...

It might be possible to brute-force or optimize (using an fmincon or fminsearch-like function in MatLab) your filter settings to achieve the best correlation to test data. Would require coupling lap...
3. Thread: Best way to import GPS track for point mass simulation?

by Steve Krug
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Or you can just use a = v^2/r... Again, excuse...

Or you can just use a = v^2/r...

Again, excuse the quick 'n dirty code.

%Accelerometer and Velocity Data Track
%Columns: distance [m], speed [m/s], acceleration [m/s]
clear all
close all
clc
4. Thread: Tire Analysis Best Approach?

by Steve Krug
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Agreed. Just throwing down a challenge :).

Agreed.

Just throwing down a challenge :).
5. Thread: Best way to import GPS track for point mass simulation?

by Steve Krug
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I have a very similar code, Bill Cobb! The...

I have a very similar code, Bill Cobb!

The code is pretty gross, but it will take latitude and longitude points and convert into discrete corner radii. Basically it constructs an arc between every...
6. Thread: Tire Analysis Best Approach?

by Steve Krug
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Fit a neural network

Fit a neural network

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Reason from the fundamentals: F=ma, a =v^2/R,...

Reason from the fundamentals:

F=ma, a =v^2/R, T =Iα. Newton's laws with undergrad mechanics of materials can get you a long way in FSAE if they are understood well across the vehicle. I.e. it is...

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Completely agree with that message. My...

Completely agree with that message.

My question is referring to how to inspire/motivate students, defining the "why" of FSAE. If the message is just to learn, some students might suggest that's...

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Fair point - I would agree. From my...

Fair point - I would agree.

From my perspective: if the team surrounds their actions and intrinsic motivation sprouts from the concept of the desire to win, learning is inevitable, and learning is...
10. Thread: Formula SAE Lincoln 2015

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I agree, JulianH. In a few FS competitions,...

I agree, JulianH.

In a few FS competitions, some developed teams are unable to compete due to a registration slot constraint. For this case of demand exceeding supply, a rules quiz being...
11. Thread: Layers of carbon for a foam core front wing?

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Mass of cone, velocity of impact, and elastic...

Mass of cone, velocity of impact, and elastic collision condition may be good starting parameters.

Building test pieces and attempting to replicate such an event could lead to design conclusions. ...

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Remote load transfer especially with many load configurations may be a wise route to start doing finite element studies. Remember where all of the loads are coming from, where...