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Start of the chassis's manufacture

5 months ago

Chassis Not published

On last September,

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Vehicle's steering system in progress

6 months ago

Ground liaison Not published

Since March 2020, several members of the Vehicle Dynamics team have been working on the design of the vehicle's steering system (by doing "PR" and "TX" supervised projects).

After a partial functional analysis, we identified an existing steering system on which we could rely : a PGO 250 buggy steering system, including the steering column, Cardan joints, steering rack, connecting rods, and ball joints. The system has the advantage of being space-saving and, above all, of having the pinion centered on the cog. 

Once in our possession, we characterized it with 2D and 3D parameters (from the steering wheel to the front wheels). Thus, we were able to carry out 2D and then 3D analytical geometrical studies of the system. These allowed us to optimize the part's geometry (especially the connecting rods and the steering column), to adapt them to our vehicle and the other parts already chosen (uprights and wheels). Besides, the challenge was to make the steering system the most efficient according to Ackermann's geometry (or Jeantaud's Epure). 

To check the…

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Update on the body of our car

1 year ago

Chassis Not published

The chassis of our single-seater is to the human body what the skeleton is. It is on this element that all the other parts of the car will be added: the ground connections, the aerodynamic hulls, the engine, the battery, the bucket, all the wiring... We had to define the technical requirements at the beginning of our project to move forward quickly with the design of the frame.
For the sake of manufacturing means and knowledge, we have chosen to start with a classic tubular steel frame rather than a carbon monocoque. Working cooperatively with the other teams, the students in charge of designing our latticework must provide anchor points for the suspensions, wheels, and fairings. They must also provide rooms for the installation of the battery and powertrain while ensuring the safety of the driver and compliance with the specifications.
After several weeks of cross-working, the design of the chassis came to an end and the steel tubes had already arrived at the workshop when the sanitary situation annihilated…

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Cancellation of the Val d'Isère exhibition

1 year ago

General Not published

It is with disappointment that we announce the cancellation of theVal d'Isère electric and hybrid exhibition due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally scheduled from July 24 to 26, 2020, it aimed to bring together a large number of professionals and enthusiasts of green mobility. Although, this week we have just learned that this year exhibition is canceled. However, there is still good news: Formul’UT will be present during the 2021 edition!

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