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HULL UNIVERSITY FORMULA STUDENT TEAM PUBLICATION

31 JANUARY 2011

HUFS Bulletin

Bringing Team News and Updates Straight to your Inbox

TEAM PRINCIPLE Jerome Greenhalgh

3 rd Year Mechanical Engineering

HEAD OF ENGINEERING Brian Houston MEng PhD Student

TEAM MEMBERS PhD Student

Imran Khan MEng

3 rd Yr Mechanical Engineering

Charles Hexter, Aishwarya Gowda, Ben Rea, Daniel Reynolds, Yatine Nirvan, Amit Jimi, Joice Joseph, Nur Afiqah Yaya, Pouyan Mehryar, Suva Tamang, James Bright, Lim ‘David’ Seck, Luke Smith,

2 nd Yr Mechanical Engineering

Mayank Sharma, Roberto Rodrigues, Simon Baker, Daniel Padmore, Jack James, Linda Paine, Guy Wiseman

1 st Yr Mechanical Engineering

Alistair Nicholson,

Calvin Pritchard,

George Kersey,

Katie Walter,

Sophie Sharples,

Richard Perkins

Kersey, Katie Walter, Sophie Sharples, Richard Perkins A Message from Jerome Greenhalgh, Team Principal Welcome to

A Message from Jerome Greenhalgh, Team Principal

Welcome to our first Newsletter of 2012. With the

whole team having finished their exams and rearing to

get back onto the building of the car it was felt that an

update of our progress over the past five months was

much needed.

This issue of the HUFS Bulletin has updates on all areas of team

involvement with the biggest news being that the team have been accepted

to the IMechE competition held at Silverstone in July 2012. This is a big milestone for the team as it confirms that all the hard work that has been

put in over the past 15 months has been worth it but also highlights the

work that remains to be done over the next six months.

In other news the team now have 9 reputable sponsors whose

patience and willingness to support us in our endeavour is always

appreciated, however the team are still looking for sponsors to ensure that

the car is a successful as it can possibly be with just under a fifth of the total

budget to remaining to be found.

To give an idea of the uses of having a racing team at the

University an event was organised at the end of 2011 with a Ian Livingstone from Gassco AS giving a talk about his career path before

attendees were invited to have a go on our F1 simulator with Finance

student Thomas Elliot eventually winning with a time of 1:28.552 around

Silverstone.

Finally construction of the final car is well underway with, at the

time of going to press, the most important areas of the car; chassis, engine

and bodywork are all underway. This ensures that the team remain on track

for a completion date at the beginning of June.

Thank you for your interest in the team’s progress and if you feel

that you or your company would like to become involved with the team please do not hesitate to use the contact details at the end of the newsletter.

Jerome Greenhalgh

Formula Student Team Captain

Hull University

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The Development of the HU-Challenger

What the latest developments are on the first ever car to be designed at the University of Hull

the first ever car to be designed at the University of Hull Version 12: Limited underbody

Version 12: Limited underbody or front aerodynamics.

The aim of the For mula Student competition is for undergraduate engineers to design a prototype open cockpit, open wheeled racing car. This car is to be aimed at the amateur racing market and thus must be a cost effective race car. The vehicle is put through its paces at the annual competition consisting of the static and dynamic tests. The static tests aim to test the team’s knowledge of the car and the thinking behind it as well as the business plan were the car to be entered into production. The dynamic tests aim to test the acceleration and handling of the car.

Progress over the past five months. The past semester has been a busy one in terms of design with two major design iterations taking place, the largest change from version 11 to version 12 was the aerodynamics that were greatly improved and

which are being studied by one of our team members as a final year project giving us evidence of its total effect come the competition. The final stage to committing to a design was to build a full-scale wooden model of the chassis design to ensure that the CAD design was both realisable and practical. From the mock-up we arrived at the 13 th major chassis design iteration which we feel has addressed all the main packaging and performance constraints. As a result of this we have designed our bodywork around this design. Version 13 is now the final design iteration with a shortened nose and improved underbody aerodynamics.

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bodywork moulds is now well underway. Working with these two companies has allowed the team to develop the aerodynamics of the car, which was an aspect that we were not looking to develop initially. We believe that

this will help at the competition, as it will be something different that few teams hold in high regard. Having the body work manufactured to such a high standard will also give the team a car that is very aesthetically appealing and give greater appeal to future sponsors as well as give us a good foundation for the future.

With the help of

our sponsors Linecross Ltd. and Progressive CNC Ltd. the production of

Linecross Ltd. and Progressive CNC Ltd. the production of Version 13: Full aerodynamics and shortened nose.

Version 13: Full aerodynamics and shortened nose.

The

progress. Version 13 fixed the dimensions of

all the chassis members and as a result the beginning of January saw 10 different team members take time away from revision to cut and prepare all the chassis members in order for them to be welded externally by one of our Silver sponsors; Edwin-Snowden

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already been learned regarding the manufacture of the chassis which will influence the design of future cars. Another aspect of the car that is hoped will be a long term investment is the engine which has been purchased from AB Performance Ltd. in Suffolk. This is being inspected and is expected to arrive shortly after going to press. This will be a key aspect of the car and many team members are eager to start working on it. Other areas of activity include, hubs, steering, brakes, drive-train, suspension, cock-pit and safety harness development to ensure that we have taken into account all the packaging constraints to save time during the manufacture of the car. The team look forward to bringing continued updates on the build.

B. Houston & J. Greenhalgh

updates on the build. B. Houston & J. Greenhalgh Visit to Linecross Ltd. Team members visit

Visit to Linecross Ltd.

Team members visit one of our Gold Sponsors. On Wednesday 14 th December, 16 members of the Formula Student team had their first official group

trip to Linecross Ltd. Following the drive down we were greeted by Russell and Paul as well as a much needed

coffee and biscuits which were kindly provided. After a general introduction to who Linecross were and their

operations, we all donned high visibility jackets and safety glasses before being lead on a tour around the

facility and introduced to all the vacuum forming machines that will be used to manufacture our body panels

as well as the CNC machines used to finish the parts after they have been produced. The different machinery

and aspects involved within the company gave us a very good insight into what was involved in the

manufacture of vacuum formed parts, the scale of the operations and the turnaround times for different parts. Finally we had a meeting to discuss the development of our body work, what had been developed and

improvements that would help us in our continuing adventure to build the car. These changes would also

ensure that the parts produced would reflect the high quality products that Linecross are capable of producing.

This gave the team a valuable insight into the thought processes involved in producing a product from initial

concept designs to the final product. I speak on behalf of everyone when I say the trip was a great success, it

was very insightful to see all the processes that we have learnt about first hand and understand what exactly

goes on behind the factory doors. Lastly I would like to extend many thanks to Linecross, especially to Russell,

Paul and Stuart for their hospitality and their patience in answering all of our many questions. The team

eagerly await the end product and are very grateful for the opportunity of working with Linecross to improve

our engineering skills. Simon Baker

product and are very grateful for the opportunity of working with Linecross to improve our engineering
product and are very grateful for the opportunity of working with Linecross to improve our engineering

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Technical Partnership with AB Performance

The team are thrilled to announce a Technical Partnership with

team are thrilled to announce a Technical Partnership with AB Performance our engine supplier who have

AB Performance our engine supplier who have agreed to come and take a look at the car and offer advice on

troubleshooting and design issues. They are ideally placed to do this thanks to their work in the manufacture of

their own motorbike powered car: The Sabre. We look forward to working with them and to benefit from their

experience. Please visit their website: www.abperformance.co.uk

EVENT 16TH DECEMBER: HULL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS UNION

The team coordinated with East Yorkshire Region’s IMechE panel to organise their first event. Ian Livingstone gave a talk on his career path from University until the present day offering a detailed insight into the opportunities available after University. After this the Formula Student team took over with a driving simulator using a our wooden mockup of the car equipped with a steering wheel and PlayStation 3. Attendees were offered the chance to set the fastest time around Silverstone with a best time of 1:28.552 ending a very enjoyable evening and helping raise awareness of the team and its activities within the University.

of the team and its activities within the University. NEXT EVENT The next event planned by

NEXT EVENT

The next event planned by the team takes place on the 8th of February where a speaker from our

Technical Partner AB Performance will share his experiences followed by a Formula Student Alumni currently

working at the Swift Group, our Title Sponsors, about how designing a car at University has helped him in his

career. Finally the team principal Jerome Greenhalgh will give a talk about the team and the direction in which

it is going before unveiling key aspects of the car.

For more information please visit: www.hull.ac.uk/news_and_events-1

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Sponsors & Benefactors

The team relies solely on sponsorship from companies for its

finance as well as the time and energy of its team members and the

support of the Engineering Department. This is used to great effect in

order to build the University’s first Formula Student car. The team

offers four sponsorship packages; Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsors, the

fourth, Platinum, has been taken by the Swift Group. Every

contribution is gratefully accepted and a variety of different advertising

options are available. Please use the enclosed contact details if you are interested in becoming involved.

The team wishes to thank all our current sponsors for their support:

Platinum Sponsor

The Swift Group

Gold Sponsor

Sargent Electrical

Linecross

Electrical sargentshop.co.uk Linecross www.linecross.co.uk Progressive CNC www.progressivecnc.co.uk Silver Sponsor
Electrical sargentshop.co.uk Linecross www.linecross.co.uk Progressive CNC www.progressivecnc.co.uk Silver Sponsor

Progressive CNC

www.linecross.co.uk Progressive CNC www.progressivecnc.co.uk Silver Sponsor Edwin-Snowden and Co Ltd.

Silver Sponsor

Edwin-Snowden and Co Ltd.

Sponsor Edwin-Snowden and Co Ltd. www.edwin-snowden.co.uk Bronze Sponsors Mollart Engineering www.mollart.com Locate
Sponsor Edwin-Snowden and Co Ltd. www.edwin-snowden.co.uk Bronze Sponsors Mollart Engineering www.mollart.com Locate

Bronze Sponsors

Mollart Engineering

Locate Supplies Ltd.

Bensons for Beds

Wren Kitchens

www.bensonsforbeds.co.uk Wren Kitchens www.wrenkitchens.com INTERESTED? If developments of the team or would like to

INTERESTED?

If

developments of the team or would like to get involved please

do not hesitate to contact one of the team leaders. Any form of help would be graciously accepted.

you are interested in the

Team Leaders

Jerome Greenhalgh

E-mail:

Mobile: 07936 849 937

Brian Houston

Mobile: 07891 029 289

Please visit the Hull University Formula Student team website at www.hull.ac.uk/formulastudent

or

on the Team Facebook Page:

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Newsletter Edited by

Jerome Greenhalgh

If you have any comments please contact Jerome Greenhalgh directly using the afore mentioned details

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