Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)


on Thursday april four teams apart the Society of Automotive Engineers from multiple universities came to Iowa Speedway in newton iowa here they share their experience in the past year with the program and what they’re doing to prepare for their upcoming competitions the competition for the Baja car consists of a wide variety of events as Kurdish Schneider from University of wisconsin-platteville describes we need the competition’s each competition has roughly 120 teams at home this is how I completed with that we do different events we rated with our cost cost report design report design presentation let me have dynamic events but acceleration of mud bog oak five then our biggest event is a four hour endurance race where they about all hundred cars out on the track there are two other branches of the competition as well including a snowmobile formula car with each one facing different design challenges mature ball hawk also from the University of wisconsin-platteville primarily focuses on the formula car for the car is involved in the same organization as SE e is the BOK are in the snowmobile the differences between babacar in the formula car there’s a baja cars i’m going to do a 10-horsepower briggs & stratton crate engine I can’t modify anything in the engine and they just take the motor in and designed around the engine the formula car we’re looking to 610 CCS and a 20 millimeter air intake size so after the 20 millimeter air intake we can modify anything in the end it’s a whole different facet of engineering from both the Baja car sees they just kind of take the engine and plug it in and go and one of our biggest design challenges is making the engine run properly I’m trying to get as much power onto this a lot of work goes into each individual car but the final product makes all the time and dedication worth it I would say is just seeing the finished product I mean it starts as a drawing the computer I mean event it starts as a pilot tubing on the floor and then father solve students build it get a little bit of help from the company but the most part everything samvel it just standing back and looking at the finished product is really is the best part about it that scabra him an engineering student Iowa State has been a part of his Baja team for four years with his favorite part being a learning that comes with the program I really like the learning experience because the stuff you learn building a cars and stuff that you necessarily get to you learned about in class there’s a lot of bumps along the road that you learn a lot from getting me a lot of cool people and talk like not only to students learn a lot through the program but the connections made last four years after military of University of Iowa is the president of the university’s Baja team and the experience has allowed him to get to know many other students on the team favorite part about definitely a filming and then just being on the team the friendships that you are very much on lasting college on all the SAE program is a fun way for engineering students to get involved and have hands-on experience with the design and build process


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *