Event Title

FSAE Fuel System

Location

CSU 204

Start Date

21-4-2014 3:15 PM

End Date

21-4-2014 4:15 PM

Student's Major

Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentor's Name

Gary Mead

Mentor's Email Address

gary.mead@mnsu.edu

Mentor's Department

Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Description

The fuel system is the heart of any racing application. Not only is the fuel system an essential part of a race car, the designed system is also incorporating a new theory of injection which utilizes an opposed flow injector to cool the intake air charge and eliminating the need for an intercooler. This technology will be applied to the Formula SAE car that will be taken to competition in May to compete against 120 schools from around the world. By utilizing advanced tuning techniques the hope was to be able to optimize the performance of the fuel system to achieve the cooling effects that were desired in replacement of a traditional intercooler. Currently an engine dynamometer is used to replicate real world engine conditions and tuning the engine accordingly to determine the results of the opposed flow cooling effect. At this time, there is limited test time and data to support our findings however there has been a cooling of the intake charge in result of the opposed flow fuel system. Additional testing and data recording will be needed to fully validate the findings but there is a lot of optimism for the results. By implementing an opposed flow injection system the need for an intercooler will be eliminated due to the cooling effect achieved by the opposed flow injector set up. Therefore, additional weight is removed from the car and overall performance is increased.

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FSAE Fuel System

CSU 204

The fuel system is the heart of any racing application. Not only is the fuel system an essential part of a race car, the designed system is also incorporating a new theory of injection which utilizes an opposed flow injector to cool the intake air charge and eliminating the need for an intercooler. This technology will be applied to the Formula SAE car that will be taken to competition in May to compete against 120 schools from around the world. By utilizing advanced tuning techniques the hope was to be able to optimize the performance of the fuel system to achieve the cooling effects that were desired in replacement of a traditional intercooler. Currently an engine dynamometer is used to replicate real world engine conditions and tuning the engine accordingly to determine the results of the opposed flow cooling effect. At this time, there is limited test time and data to support our findings however there has been a cooling of the intake charge in result of the opposed flow fuel system. Additional testing and data recording will be needed to fully validate the findings but there is a lot of optimism for the results. By implementing an opposed flow injection system the need for an intercooler will be eliminated due to the cooling effect achieved by the opposed flow injector set up. Therefore, additional weight is removed from the car and overall performance is increased.

Recommended Citation

Tupa, Bradley and Garrett Graff. "FSAE Fuel System." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 21, 2014.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2014/oral_session_13/3