Duke University Motorsports is a student group that designs and builds open wheel, single seat race cars to compete in the Formula SAE competition sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers. The team consists of Duke students from both Pratt and Trinity, in all classes. The purpose of the team is to provide students with a way to gain practical design and manufacturing experience in a fun and challenging setting.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Announcements and Saturday, Oct 29

This weekend is parents weekend, so I know a lot of you are going to be doing stuff with your parents.  We're not going to be giving rides from marketplace this Saturday - If you want a ride this saturday, send me an email and I'll give you a number that you can call one of us at. 

We're going to be at the Parents Weekend Pratt BBQ on Saturday from 11 til 12:30, so we're probably going to start working after the BBQ (probably 12:30 or so).  We're going to be taking the frame jig over, laying up another intake plenum half, cutting exhaust tubing, and possibly welding the exhaust too.  I'd like to continue building the carbon fiber parts for the diffuser, and we're going to be doing some machining too.  I'll be teaching mastercam again like last week.

As for the vehicle dynamics seminar, I'm going to push the one this saturday back a week because of parents weekend and the basketball game.  The first lecture will be on Tuesday, Nov 1 at 6:00, and I'll give the same lecture again on the following Saturday at 7:00ish (Nov 5).  The first lecture is extremely important - I'm going to be covering tires - and very little will make sense if you aren't familiar with tire behavior.  Let's meet at the garage for this first lecture since I'm not sure what rooms are going to be available yet.

If there are any questions/concerns, let me know.


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