Every year, we set our sights on sending our vehicle to compete in various static and dynamic events against teams from other universities from across the globe.
SAE International's Collegiate Design Series (CDS) programs, which includes Formula SAE competitions, prepares engineering students from different disciplines for future employment in mobility related industries. These CDS programs prepare future engineers by offering current students challenging, real world engineering challenges, allowing them for hands-on engineering experience.
The Formula SAE competitions challenge university teams made up of undergraduate and graduate students to conceive, design, fabricate, develop, and compete with small, formula-style vehicles. These engineering education competitions require performance demonstration of vehicles in a series of events, both off-track and on-track against the clock.
Each competition gives teams the chance to demonstrate their creativity and engineering skills while competing with teams from other universities around the world. Our team aims to compete in both Formula SAE North and in Formula SAE California competitions.
The objective of Technical Inspection is to determine if the vehicle meets the Formula SAE Rules requirements and restrictions and if, considered as a whole, it satisfies the intent of the Rules.
Rules include sections V, F, T, VE, and EV of the current Formula SAE Rules available in the series resources of the FSAE.
The Presentation Event evaluates the team's ability to develop and deliver a comprehensive business, logistical, production, or technical case that will convince outside interests to invest in the team's concept. The team presents to a panel of judges that will ask questions to further understand the team's concept.
Cost & Manufacturing Event
The Cost and Manufacturing Event evaluates the ability of the team to consider budget and incorporate production considerations for production and efficiency. Making tradeoff decisions between content and cost based on the performance of each part and assembly, and accounting for each part and process to meet a budget is part of Project Management.
The Design Event evaluates the engineering effort that went into the vehicle and how the engineering meets the intent of the market, both in terms of vehicle performance and overall value. The team and vehicle must demonstrate the best use of engineering to meet the design goals and a cost effective high performance vehicle.
The Acceleration Event evaluates the vehicle acceleration in a straight line on flat pavement.
The Skidpad Event measures the vehicle's cornering ability on a flat surface while making a constant radius turn.
The Autocross Event evaluates the vehicle's maneuverability and handling qualities on a tight course.
The Endurance Event evaluates the overall performance of the vehicle and tests the durability and reliability.