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