Formula

What is Formula SAE?

Formula SAE is a intercollegiate design competition where students across the globe are tasked to design, assemble, test, and race a prototype open-wheel vehicle. Restrictions are placed on the vehicle to promote safety and stress the teams’ ingenuity and resourcefulness. At competition, the race cars are evaluated by industry experts in two categories: dynamic events and static events. Formula SAE applies both engineering know-how and business acumen–important skills for future engineers to develop.

Bruin Racing Formula Team 2017-2018

FSAE Lincoln 2017

Past Vehicles

Our Directors

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Jonathan Wong

Mechanical Engineering '20

Technical Director

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.

  • jon.wong@bruinracing.org
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Owen Hemminger

Mechanical Engineering '19

Managing Director

Organize and direct team operations. Coordinate and curate competition documents and participation.

  • owen.hemminger@bruinracing.org
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Matthew Demele

Mechanical Engineering '19

Controls

The controls subteam encompasses most driver interfacing parts and some features intermediate to other subsystems. These include pedals, shifting, firewalls, and the impact attenuator.

  • matthew.demele@bruinracing.org
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Aimee Pak

Aerospace Engineering '20

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.

  • aimee.pak@bruinracing.org
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Ryan Padua

Mechanical Engineering '21

Ryan Padua

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.

  • ryan.padua@bruinracing.org
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Sean Velandia

Mechanical Engineering '20
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Liam Hurley

Mechanical Engineering '20

Suspension

Our suspension design team applies knowledge of vehicle dynamics to design the structure that connects the wheels to the chassis. We predict the car’s behavior that will provide the best handling characteristics. We design and manufacture many structural components, which requires us to understand the loads on the car and use tools like Finite Element Analysis.

  • lhurley@bruinracing.org
  • owen.hemminger@bruinracing.org
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Jordy Supandi

Mechanical Engineering '20
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Kai Pohlhammer

Mechanical Engineering '21

Powertrain

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.

  • jordy.supandi@bruinracing.org
  • kpohlhammer@bruinracing.org