P10227: FSAE Variable Intake

Mission Statement

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Product Description/Project Objective Statement

As each competition passes, fuel efficiency and technical superiority becomes much more prevalent in competition scoring. This senior design project will develop a variable intake system for the Formula SAE racecar that will allow for increased fuel efficiency, design advancements and a greener methodology to produce more engine power.

Key Business Goals/Project Deliverables

Our project deliverables consist of increased volumetric efficiency of the engine, increased fuel economy, improved power/torque, better drivability, high reliability, manufacturability and servicability. This system would be implemented using an electronic control system that will vary the geometry based on engine parameters (such as RPM, manifold pressure, air temp) and possibly include driver inputs (throttle position/steering position for increased response time).

Primary Market/Project Opportunities

Our project will be designed and built for the non-professional, weekend and competition market.

Assumptions and Constraints

One of the most significant constraints will be packaging the infinitely variable intake system to the engine while following the rules designated by FSAE.


Our main stakeholder is the RIT Formula SAE Racing Team.