As the team responsible for the design of each new car, responsibility for iterative, creative and successful concepts falls to us. From conception to completed design, the vast majority of components in UPR-13 are designed in house, by us.
Course: BEng Mechanical Engineering
Suspension, Steering and Brakes Lead
Course: MEng Mechanical Engineeing
Hi, I'm Harry. I'm the Powertrain Design Lead this year, responsible for making sure everything to do with the Powertrain is designed and validated! My personal goal is to improve my project and time management skills
My name is Tiberiu and since joining the team, I’ve had the pleasure of working on one of the most exciting roles; the vehicle dynamics simulations engineer! Being in charge of performing the vehicle simulations meant I have been challenged with the task of creating the “digital twin” of UPR-13 using the sponsored software IPG Carmaker. Through my role I have simulated the lap times of the virtual UPR-13 and tried to get it as close as possible to the real vehicle and driver performance. Simulations have been advantageous because we are able to test different configurations of systems and decide on the optimal solution. For example testing different configurations of the gearbox, various engines and tyre types and finally selecting the most promising solution that optimises the lap times.
I'm a first year mechanical engineering studended part of the powertrain design team. This year, I am designing a sprocket spider to adapt the differential to the sprocket. With this year, I hope to learn the design process and software used for future involvement with the team.
Driver Environment Lead
Having been on the team for the last 2 years first as design engineer then consultant, I wanted to put my own mark on the team before completing my final year at university studying Mechanical Engineering. Being UPR13 UPracing Driver environment lead, the two main goals for this year were to have a new Tillet racing seat fitted to the car and an adjustable pedal box floor. Two things that will keep us in fierce competition with the rest.
Driver Environment Member
Hi my names Haaris I’m a first year student taking mechanical engineering on the upracing team, So far I’ve been tasked with designing the throttle pedal for the car and have been working on various ways to make it more durable and ergonomic, This has been a very challenging year due to the lockdowns and communicating mainly through discord chats however it has been a great year and steep learning curve to say the least.
I have been on the formula student team since UPR 09. I started as a design engineer in powertrain and designed several parts most notably of which was the Air intake on the UPR11. This involved CFD analysis to create an optimised and improved design. This year I have been promoted to Chassis team lead and have been using FEA to optimise the chassis, while providing Software mentoring for new members of team.