DESIGN  

DESIGN

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.

DUNCAN CODD

Design Lead

Course: BEng Mechanical Engineering 

NICOLA STAGG

Suspension, Steering and Brakes Lead

Course: MEng Mechanical Engineeing

EMILY FAULKES

Suspension, Steering & Brakes Member

I joined the team this year, working as a suspension design member focusing on the suspension geometry and wishbones of the car. I've thoroughly enjoyed myself so far- I've gained a lot of knowledge already.

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HOLLY CLEMENT

Suspension, Steering & Brakes Member

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MIKITA KRYVISTA

Suspension, Steering & Brakes Member

Suspension, Steering & Brakes Member

I am in my third year studying mechanical engineering. I am currently working on the steering system of the FS car. I'm aiming to improve on previous years designs. I am mainly trying to reduce the steering input force while maintaining a good turning radius.

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HARRY MESSENGER

Powertrain Lead

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

TIBERIU TAPLIGA

Powertrain Member

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.

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TOBY UMUNNA

Powertrain Member 

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ROBERY AYRES

Powertrain Member 

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.

ALFIE GREENWOOD

Powertrain Member

JAMIE PARR

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.

HAARIS ALI

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.

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ISAAC MOORE

Driver Environment Member

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LOREN KERRY

Driver Environment Member

ROBERT AKHURST

Chassis Lead

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.

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RACHEL SCOTT

Chassis Member

Hi I'm Rachel, I'm a third year Mechanical Engineering student and have been in the team for three years. I'm currently part of the design team in the chassis section. In the past I've been part of the suspension section of the design team

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ANDREW DEVONSHIRE

Maintenance & Manufacture Member

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TOM HAYES

Chassis Member

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THOMAS MCVEIGH

Chassis Member

JONATHAN KEEYA

Chassis Member

MATT NIJHUIS

Electronics Member

JASON POPE

Electronics Member