All about the engine
The University of Wisconsin-Madison team increases engine
displacement and implements exhaust gas recirculation to maintain
winning ways in SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge.
Fluid mechanics of diesel injection studied at Penn
Special photography method helps student researchers get a better
look at spray patterns.
Under new management
A senior-heavy squad from Minnesota State University, Mankato,
takes a different approach to team dynamics and jumps 34 spots to
17th overall at the 2016 Formula SAE Michigan competition.
Ruling the skies
Warsaw University of Technology and Georgia Tech dominate SAE Aero
European teams take top spots at FSAE Michigan, U.S.
teams at FSAE Lincoln
Universitat Stuttgart of Germany and Auburn University of the U.S.
take crowns at SAE Collegiate Design Series Formula
Michigan Baja Racing repeats as Baja SAE season
Coming in second is Rochester Institute of Technology, which was
victorious in one of the 3 Baja SAE competitions.
CMU goes full futuristic
A student team from Carnegie Mellon University offers its take on a
proposed new mode of transportation involving tubes and pods.
Three CDS teams win MOMENTUM design
Teams from British Columbia Institute of Technology, University of
Idaho and Pakistan Navy Engineering College win competition for
best description of an innovation for their 2016 SAE Collegiate
Design Series vehicle entry.
These pro tips can earn your CDS team
Members of SAE International's Collegiate Design Series staff
offer 10 tips to help teams fully realize their potential at
Stanford goes solar down under
Team takes sixth place in Bridgestone World Solar Challenge to cap
a rigorous two-year design and development program.
Taking the lead
Being in charge of an SAE Student Chapter entails everything from
organizing meetings to issuing 'nastygrams.'
A winning video from a winning Collegiate Design Series
The defending champion of the Formula SAE Michigan competition,
Oregon State University, has found another way to win.
SAE U.K. Section co-hosts lecture series
'starring' NASA engineer/expert
Dr. Ravi Margasahayam of NASA is the engineer responsible for
ensuring payload safety for the Space Shuttle and the International
UMich-Ann Arbor team takes home Baja season's Iron
Cornell University also had a strong 2014 season, but not strong
enough to fend off Michigan Baja Racing.
Georgia Tech and Warsaw University were
double-winners at SAE Aero Design competitions
University of Akron and University of Cincinnati were the other
winners at the twin 3-class competitions, the former setting a
record in the process.
West Coast teams win 2 of 3 Formula SAE
Oregon State captures its fifth crown while Jose State enjoys its
first overall victory and UPenn tops the electric
Taking action early to conquer the STEM
Interest in STEM subjects falls precipitously as students progress
through elementary and middle school.
Deep thinking about deep space
NASA is mining the rich fields of knowledge and creativity in the
minds of university students to improve living and working
conditions in space.
Rise of the underdogs
Problem-plagued effort last year spurs Baja SAE team from VIT
University of India to overhaul itself and its car.
Materials, data-aq packages among choices touted in
Collegiate Cup contest
Central Michigan's Baja team, which did some impressive
materials analyses, takes home the SAE Mid-Michigan Section's
trophy as part of that professional group's Engineers Week
Toyota looks for more from college students than high
"Those that participate in an SAE related-activity display
passion for the automotive industry, and these candidates are ideal
for our organization."
Diesel gets a promotion at SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge The main rules change for the 2015 season is creation of a new engine category (diesel), the event’s organizer notes in providing an overview of the SAE Collegiate Design Series competition.
Wisconsin-Stout puts faith in gearbox redesign for Baja Blue Devil Racing Team believes packaging and durability advantages more than offset weight and low-end-torque penalties.
Test cell at Kansas University does double duty Single-cylinder engine test cell designed for research into biodiesel also serves as an instruction tool for students.
University of Michigan students have hand in Volt battery reliability Technology co-developed by U of M monitors the quality of welds used in the joining of Chevy Volt battery cells.
Taking on the Valeo Innovation Challenge
Two Canadian teams-the University of Ottawa and the University of
Waterloo-finished in the top 3 among about 1,000 other universities
from around the world in this challenge devoted to spurring
innovative ideas for transportation.
Colorado State University designs fuel-cell plug-in
Competing in the EcoCAR2 competition using a Chevrolet Malibu, the
Colorado State team designed a system that features a 15-kW polymer
electrolyte membrane fuel cell system, an 18.9-kW•h/177-kW
lithium-ion battery, and a 145-kW motor.
Cal State Fullerton combines art and
Team's submission on its Formula SAE car won first place in the
second annual Generation Auto video contest organized in part by
Collaborative research project leads to potentially
swarming VTOL UAVs
The AVIGLE VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) unmanned aerial
vehicle was developed via collaboration by a variety of entities
for a variety of applications. RWTH Aachen University developed the
drone's aerodynamic shape.
Have diesel will race (and learn) Mazda’s factory SkyActiv diesel race program switched to the Prototype class in 2014, teaching the SpeedSource team valuable engineering lessons for 2015.
Starting and developing an engineering career: barriers and opportunities Very strong role models who have a marked enthusiasm for their subject are needed at every point along an employee’s education and work career.
The knock on gasoline engines Two major strategies to increase the efficiency of SI engines are to raise the compression ratio and to downsize the engine using a turbocharger, but both have issues with knock. Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan Automotive Laboratory tackle the problem.
Minecraft: getting kids into coding Stephen Foster, CEO and Co-founder of THOUGHTSTEM, has
a new outlook on STEM education and the utilities that can be used to get kids involved in software coding.
Buckeye Current's TT triumph
The Ohio State University reprised its third-place finish in the
2014 TT Zero for all-electric motorcycles, beating some of the pros
on the world's toughest race circuit.
Kettering FSAE team improved as season
Lowest priced may not mean the best, but certainly not the
Leveling the field: getting #girlsinstem
Despite facing the brunt of gender segregation, women are forging
ahead and dramatically improving STE M, both academically and
Mercedes-AMG's SLS departure opens door to new
Powering the car is an all-new biturbo 4.0-L V8 available with two
power levels: hot (GT) at 340 kW (456 hp) and exceedingly hot (GTS)
at 375 kW (503 hp).
Teams make unique statements at FSAE
Some statements produced better results than others, but all teams
walked away from the 2014 FSAE Michigan event with invaluable
hands-on engineering experience.
Teams get 'super' results at SAE
University students from around the world gathered in Marshall, MI,
to determine which team could achieve the highest fuel economy at
the 353th anniversary of the competition.
Competition winners react to attaining coveted F1
Two of the winners have Formula SAE experience on their side.
Methodology developed for safer hood
The methodology enables material selection and design optimization
of energy absorbers for pedestrian protection based on a simple
laboratory test and FE model, eliminating the need for extensive
Developing a winning formula
It's been 20 years since the University of Michigan won a
Formula SAE championship. Sick of getting smoked in recent years by
top teams from Germany and the U.S., MRacing is going "big
aero" for a better crack at the 2014 crown.
The future for electric and hybrid vehicles in
Technical and political challenges alike have held back the
electric and hybrid market, but there are signs of hope.
Flex-fuel snowmobile challenge results in improved
efficiency and lower emissions
Noise and exhaust emissions of recreational snowmobiles have come
under increased scrutiny by the U.S. federal government. Students
from Kettering University take on the design challenges of meeting
or exceeding such regulations.
Actuator dynamics in a dual clutch
The emergence of tougher environmental and fuel efficient
legislations have triggered exploration and advance toward new and
better vehicle transmission technologies.
Evaluation of heavy-vehicle aerodynamic
In an attempt to achieve a balance between Reynolds number, model
scale, and tunnel blockage issues, a 1:3 scale heavy-vehicle
testing program has been initiated at the Monash University 1.4-MW
Validating performance suspension parts
A forum at the 2013 SEMA Show discussed three approaches to ensure
performance parts compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standard 126. Panelists also explained how simulation data, and
kinematics and compliance measurements, can improve performance
Active safety starts in the pilot's
Dassault Aviation's next-generation integrated digital avionics
systems contribute to enhanced air safety in civil
Chevrolet ups the performance ante with MY2015 Corvette
Stiffer-bodied sports car gains wind-aided performance with
supercharging and downforce for faster lap times.