Ryan PaduaMechanical Engineering '21
I am in charge of setting the design and performance goals for this year's Formula car as well as guiding and approving the design and manufacturing of the car.
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Aimee PakAerospace Engineering '20
Organize and direct team operations. Coordinate and curate competition documents and participation.
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Scott HoppesMechanical Engineering '20
We are responsible for accumulating the material and financial resources to build our cars. We work very closely with our great sponsors to make sure we have the material and manufacturing capabilities to be able to complete the vehicles.
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Casey IwasakiMechanical Engineering '21
Matt McMahanMechanical Engineering '21
Wheels & Steering
Wheels and Steering includes everything from the steering wheel to the tires. The wheels assembly includes custom uprights, hubs, and wheel centers designed to minimize weight while maintaining strength. The steering system is designed for Ackerman and zero bump steer using a rack and pinion mechanism to control the tire position.
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Nicholas ZhaoMechanical Engineering '20
Mark SalazarMechanical Engineering '21
The controls subteam encompasses most driver interfacing parts and some features intermediate to other subsystems. These include pedals, shifting, firewalls, and the impact attenuator.
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Sean VelandiaMechanical Engineering '21
Danning YuComputer Science '22
Our suspension team applies knowledge of vehicle dynamics to design the structure that connects the wheels to the chassis. We simulate our car's behavior in MATLAB to achieve the best handling characteristics. Our job also includes designing and manufacturing structural components, which requires us to understand the loads on the car.
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Kai PohlhammerMechanical Engineering '21
Bennett McCarthyMechanical Engineering '22
In Powertrain, we work on everything that goes in and out of the engine. This includes fuel, radiator fluid, and air. Our job is to manage and optimize the engine and its subsystems so that the car will be reliable, efficient, but most of all, fast.
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Sam HiltonMechanical Engineering '22
Chassis serves as the primary structural component of the car, and must integrate every subteam efficiently while keeping the driver comfortable and safe. This year chassis focused on weight savings and more accurate manufacturing.
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