Event Title

Formula SAE Shock Dynamometer

Location

CSU 203

Start Date

11-4-2017 2:10 PM

End Date

11-4-2017 3:20 PM

Student's Major

Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentor's Name

Gary Mead

Mentor's Department

Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Description

Formula SAE is a colligate competition involving a small signal seat racecar built by students and used to compete at Formula SAE competitions all over the world. The competition has little to do with how much power the car can produce, but relies on the handling and vehicle dynamics, the shock absorbers play a vital role in keeping the tire in contact with the ground. A shock dynamometer is a measurement device that supplies an input and measures the output (force and displacement) of the shock absorber. Using a shock dynamometer, a formula SAE team can better understand their shock absorbers, understanding your shock absorbers can help with fine adjustments to the suspension system which can aid in vehicle dynamics. This year the 2017 FSAE team plans to use the shock dynamometer to ensure that the shocks are still functioning correctly and to help tune the car. Also, with using the shock dynamometer the exact force needed to compress the shock will be known, and therefore the force going through the tire can be calculated.

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Formula SAE Shock Dynamometer

CSU 203

Formula SAE is a colligate competition involving a small signal seat racecar built by students and used to compete at Formula SAE competitions all over the world. The competition has little to do with how much power the car can produce, but relies on the handling and vehicle dynamics, the shock absorbers play a vital role in keeping the tire in contact with the ground. A shock dynamometer is a measurement device that supplies an input and measures the output (force and displacement) of the shock absorber. Using a shock dynamometer, a formula SAE team can better understand their shock absorbers, understanding your shock absorbers can help with fine adjustments to the suspension system which can aid in vehicle dynamics. This year the 2017 FSAE team plans to use the shock dynamometer to ensure that the shocks are still functioning correctly and to help tune the car. Also, with using the shock dynamometer the exact force needed to compress the shock will be known, and therefore the force going through the tire can be calculated.

Recommended Citation

Lyzhoft, Brandon. "Formula SAE Shock Dynamometer." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 11, 2017.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2017/oral-session-11/5