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Title: Drexel racing senior design 2003 project proposal: engine analysis and optimization team
Authors: Mello, Tommy
Yanni, Vince
Lamplugh, Sean
Issue Date: 26-Mar-2007
Abstract: Drexel University has competed in the Formula SAE competition for almost ten years with the support of the students who have designed and built racecars and all support systems. An extensive variety of engines including single cylinders, four cylinders, carbureted, fuel injected, forced induction, and naturally aspirated engines have been used in past years. Most recently a racecar based on the Honda CBR600F4i engine has been used. This engine has the following specifications: 600cc, four cylinders, fuel injection, and a dual overhead cam. The Drexel Formula SAE team tailors the engine to meet the rules of competition (See Appendix A: “Relevant Rules of Competition”). The four members of our team comprise the SAE Engine Optimization Team. We will design an intake and exhaust track with the specific goal of maximizing performance through the following three judged categories: static inspection and engineering design, solo performance trails, and high-performance track endurance. The racecars performance is dependant upon the safety, suspension, chassis, drive train, intake and exhaust systems. Our team will be focusing on the design, fabrication, and manufacturing of the intake and exhaust systems. The intake will be broken down into a three-part system: 1) throttle body, 2) plenum, and 3) intake runners. The exhaust will be considered as a two-part system consisting of: 1) exhaust headers, 2) silencer. We will pay careful attention to conform to the 2004 formula SAE rules, and hope to surpass competition in the solo performance trails and the highperformance track endurance events.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/1323
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