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1. ## Thread: pacejka MF5.2 /2002 equations

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### Whether using Optimum T or putting together a...

Whether using Optimum T or putting together a computer desk from Ikea, the first step is always to throw out the instructions. :-)

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### Sticky: Have any teams tried to use an xbox kinect camera...

Have any teams tried to use an xbox kinect camera to scan their engine? If so, how did it turn out? Can you post a picture of the results?
Seems as though the resolution is not that great, but would...
3. ## Thread: UTAS seat & driver position design

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In addition to Z's advice on a string setup. It's essential to have the system attach to the car, as he suggested. Makes it much easier.
Google "smart strings" for some more inspiration. Plus,...
4. ## Thread: Suspension Geometry Analysis

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### I believe that the method Claude is outlining...

I believe that the method Claude is outlining here is the use of "natural coordinates". I would also like to add that it is easy
to use this at the front when you have a steered wheel. The inner...
5. ## Thread: The steps for design the bell cranks

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### Use mechanism analysis to solve for motion ratio....

Use mechanism analysis to solve for motion ratio. All that is needed is simple position analysis. Draw out the mechanism. Label your vectors. Determine number of knowns and unknowns. Each...
6. ## Thread: Rule T3.5.5 - Bent tube (or member consisting of multiple tubes not in a line)

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### I agree with Adam. I interpret the 45 bend rule...

I agree with Adam. I interpret the 45 bend rule as this: If you have a tube that has a bend or has multiple pieces that form a bend, then that tube will form a plane. The plane is defined by the...
7. ## Thread: Vertical mounted master cylinder

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### Sure the 77 series has a stroke of 1.1 inches,...

Sure the 77 series has a stroke of 1.1 inches, but I doubt that you will use all of it, especially with one inch single piston calipers. I would estimate - purely internet speculation here - that...

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### Jonny, Have you tried removing the vertical...

Jonny,
Have you tried removing the vertical shaft and then giving the steering wheel a spin with just the horizontal shaft and double cardan in place. That should give you an indication if the two...
9. ## Thread: Brad Keselowski says US not producing enough quality race engineers

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### exFSAE, Could you elaborate more on why "others...

exFSAE,
Could you elaborate more on why "others yet just are not a good fit for the pro scene and get let go pretty quickly". Is it due to them not having the intellectual ability or possibly a...
10. ## Thread: vertical mounted master cylinder.

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### Shawn, I have never designed a vertical mount...

Shawn,
I have never designed a vertical mount system or worked with one, but I believe, as you probably noticed, that the major advantage is the packaging of the system. I would imagine that one...
11. ## Thread: Beam Axles - Front, Rear or both.

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### No offense taken. I disparage my work all the...

No offense taken. I disparage my work all the time. :) When I get the time, I am planning to post some results in order to get some feedback from the members here. I have not done a comparison...
12. ## Thread: Beam Axles - Front, Rear or both.

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### I recently finished a 5 dof multibody...

I recently finished a 5 dof multibody tire/suspension/chassis model that i used lagrange's equation to solve and simulink to model. Only 2D though... It was a great learning experience. The...
13. ## Thread: Time required on Dynamometer

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### It is going to depend on the skill of the person...

It is going to depend on the skill of the person doing the tuning, and how good of a tune you will be happy with, and how competent the design of your intake is. If you haven't done so already, get...
14. ## Thread: pacejka MF5.2 /2002 equations

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### So how do you pronounce Pacejka? I've always...

So how do you pronounce Pacejka? I've always wondered. I think it's pa-sedge-ka.
15. ## Thread: pacejka MF5.2 /2002 equations

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### I second adams help file - it is a great...

I second adams help file - it is a great reference. Also, there is an explanation in HBP's book.
16. ## Thread: Fabricating a frame with high accuracy

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### http://www.triaxialdesign.com/latest-news-and-info...

http://www.triaxialdesign.com/latest-news-and-info/2011/3/28/use-solidworks-to-make-a-template-for-cutting-a-fishmouth-in.html
17. ## Thread: Gran Turismo Documentary

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### Gran Turismo Documentary

Came across this documentary about Kazunori Yamauchi, the guy behind Gran Turismo. Thought is was pretty good film, and right in the wheelhouse of the people here. The last scene sounded very...
18. ## Thread: Chasi Rule Confusion

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### I am not sure that the blue X braces from the...

I am not sure that the blue X braces from the front bulkhead to the front hoop are considered part of the "primary structure", dont think they are, but its been a while since i've looked at the...
19. ## Thread: System Modeling and Equations of Motion

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### I am no expert either, but, I think maybe you...

I am no expert either, but, I think maybe you could just use a lookup table to model the damper. xdot in to the lookup block and Fd out.
20. ## Thread: moment diagram with weight transfer

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Pete,
Yes, we did speak a bit about this subject at Lincoln. Thanks for the response - it was exactly the piece of the puzzle I was missing.
21. ## Thread: moment diagram with weight transfer

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### Doug, Thanks for the response. I have read...

Doug,
Thanks for the response. I have read chapter 8, maybe I have missed something and need to review, but I don't see where there is information about this difference in lateral force when...
22. ## Thread: moment diagram with weight transfer

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### Hello, My question is regarding the unbalanced...

Hello,
My question is regarding the unbalanced forces and moments created when considering weight transfer. In order to obtain the required normal forces for the analysis at each tire, an input...
23. ## Thread: FSAE Lincoln 2013

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### I was wondering if you could be a little more...

I was wondering if you could be a little more specific about what it is that you find to be poor design in Cal-Berkeley's spaceframe (or any other team's chassis for that matter), particularly in...
24. ## Thread: Suspension setup sheet

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### Some good info on setup sheets. ...

Some good info on setup sheets.

http://buddyfey.blogspot.com/2...heets-part-1_24.html