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TUW Racing of TU Vienna

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TUW Racing of TU Vienna

Team members for the season 16/17

50+

Car:

EDGE8 Driverless - Electromotor

EDGE9 - Electromotor

When was the team formed?

2007

Past achievements:

2016:

  • Finalist Engineering Design Germany
  • 3. Skid Pad Hungary (FSH)
  • Winner Eco Design Award Austria
  • Winner Best Use of Reinforced Plastics Germany

2015:

  • 1st place Engineering Design Czech Republic
  • 1st place Business Plan Czech Republic
  • 1st place Cost Report Czech Republic
  • 2nd place Skid Pad Czech Republic
  • 2nd place Efficiency Czech Republic
  • 3rd place Endurance Czech Republic
  • 3rd place Overall Czech Republic

Target for the season 16/17:

  • Club: Drive developement to the highest level so that we not only use existing technology, but also design new innovative solutions
  • Formula Student Electric: Expand the dominance in Engineering Design, improve the dynamic performance and so advance into the top 10 world ranking
  • Formula Student Driverless: Successful start in the new class: Formula Student Driverless, successful completion of the autonomously driven track course

Improvements to this yearscar

Formula Student Electric:

  • Own power inverter developed so that we can control the self-developed motor better and drive with higher performance.
  • Power pack adapted to the new power inverter. Redesigned for higher maximum voltage and so adapted to a new active cooling system.

  • Aerodynamics redesigned including the new cooling system for higher performance compared to last year, and first use of a DRS system.
  • Wheel hub transmission redesigned as an adaption for the increased performance.

  • Further weight reduction in the chassis of our single-piece monocoque to remain as one of the lightest electro-vehicles in the Formula Student.

Formula Student Driverless:

  • Redesign the EDGE8 from 2016 as a self-driving vehicle. For this the following systems were installed:
  • Steering actuator with transmission and brake actuator so that the racing car needs no driver.
  • New sensor technology for track detection: Stereo camera, LIDAR…
  • On board computer as the brain of the car.

Technical Highlights:

http://racing.tuwien.ac.at/Cars.html#edge8

This is where the norelem products are used:

With the support from norelem, the planned engine test bench became a reality. The aim of the engine test bench is to carry out torque, current, temperature measurements etc. with different test setups while providing sufficient safety during tests. To achieve this a safety concept was developed using aluminium profiles and aluminium cover plates.

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