Bound Volume Number
Honors Capstone Project
Date of Submission
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Engineering and Computer Science
racecar, suspension system
Capstone Prize Winner
Won Capstone Funding
Sciences and Engineering
Applied Mechanics | Other Mechanical Engineering
This honors thesis presents the design, measurement, and analysis of an open-wheeled formula racecar suspension system. This racecar is the second iteration of Syracuse University’s Citrus Racing team student competition vehicle. The race car’s suspension system features several designs that enable geometric adjustability to impact the vehicles dynamic performance. The purpose of this research is to find an analytic approach to verifying the correlation between suspension design tunings and their effect on vehicle handling and road holding capacity. This was done by analyzing measured data obtained from a system of damper-mounted travel sensors as the vehicle drives through numerous realistic competition scenarios.
Beckerman, Joshua, "Design, Analysis, and Verification of an Open-Wheeled Formula-Style Race Car Suspension System" (2017). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 990.
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