P11228: Automated Clutch Actuation
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In today's marketplace, automated processes are becoming more prevalent in consumer products. Automation decreases the number of required inputs from the user, thus reducing error and increasing repeatability. An automated clutch design, similar to semi-automatic transmissions available on commercial vehicles, will remove the variability associated with manual clutch actuation. The test bed for this project will be the Formula SAE car. The focus of the project will be to design and implement an automated clutch actuation system to maximize grip from a standing start thus decreasing acceleration times and increasing performance.

RIT FSAE F19

RIT FSAE F19

Yamaha YZF-R6 Clutch Pack

Yamaha YZF-R6 Clutch Pack

Clutch-Engine Interface

Clutch-Engine Interface

Driver-Steering Wheel Interface

Driver-Steering Wheel Interface

Project Name
Automated Clutch Actuation
Project Number
P11228
Track
Vehicle Systems
Start Term
2010-2
End Term
2010-3
Faculty Guide
Ed Hanzlik
Faculty Consultant
Dr. Alan Nye (ME Dept.)
Primary Customer
RIT Formula SAE Team

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Planning Concept Level Design System Level Design

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Identify Customer Needs

Establish Target Specifications

Generate Product Concepts

Select Product Concept(s)

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Test Product Concept(s)

Set Final Specifications

Risk Assessment

SD2 Testing

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Future Work

Technical Conference Publication

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