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  • MSOE Society Of Automotive Engineers Chapter «
    Showcase May 11th Posted by ajaxm in Uncategorized Tomorrow is the day MSOE SAE s Chapter Projects Showcase is TOMORROW from 10AM to 4PM in the MSOE Campus Center The event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Stop by and see the Formula Hybrid vehicle two SuperMileage vehicles and two Baja vehicles enter the raffle and have a chance of winning great prizes including Milwaukee Tools Brewers tickets and more We hope to see you tomorrow SAE Chapter Showcase Event Update May 1st Posted by ajaxm in Uncategorized We re excited to announce that we will be hosting a raffle at the SAE Chapter Showcase Event on Saturday May 12th Great prizes will include Milwaukee Tool products such as the brand new M18 FUEL 1 2 Drill Driver and M12 Cordless Lithium Ion Radio graciously donated by Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation as well as excellent Milwaukee prizes such as Brewers tickets Bring your family and friends to this free event on Saturday May 12th between 10AM and 4PM to get up close and personal with the student vehicles meet the engineers entertain your kids and enter this great raffle Free admission to the event and it s open to the public We hope to see you there When Saturday May 12th from 10AM 4PM Where MSOE Student Life and Campus Center Room CC130 just enter the main building and go to the left Cost Free and open to the public Directions 1025 N Broadway Ave Milwaukee WI Google Maps link http g co maps 3u7fp SAE Chapter Projects Showcase Apr 30th Posted by ajaxm in Uncategorized MSOE SAE is hosting our first annual Chapter Projects Showcase event on Saturday May 12th This event which is open to the public is a great opportunity to come see the MSOE Formula Hybrid Baja and Supermileage vehicles up close and personal and to be able to meet the teams who built the vehicles We ll also have snacks available for purchase and plenty of activities available for kids such as word searches car drawing challenges and pictures in the Baja car So stop by the MSOE Campus Center 1025 N Broadway Ave between 10AM and 4PM on Saturday May 12th and check out what our SAE students are up to Paul Harder of Trek Bicycles Delivers Presentation on Bicycle Aerodynamics Apr 29th Posted by Paul Gessler in Uncategorized Although our speakers generally come from automotive or aeronautical fields we were glad to take a detour into the world of competitive cycling Paul Harder of Trek Bicycles discussed in fascinating detail the ins and outs of designing aerodynamic wheels and frames as well as the new seat tube pivot design used in some of Trek s road bikes Trek is one of the largest frame builders in cycling and has sponsored some of the best athletes to grace a bicycle Among their great partnerships in competitive cycling they helped Lance Armstrong achieve his amazing 7 win streak at the Tour de France As

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  • About
    on and off road vehicles as well as radio controlled airplanes for use in SAE sponsored competitions This student chapter thrives on member participation and is open to all Engineering and Engineering Technology majors Students who receive membership in SAE gain valuable industry experience This includes learning technical hands on skills as well as ways to effectively communicate their ideas through one on one and group interactions Our chapter stresses the importance of teamwork as in industry and offers many leadership opportunities Members have access to technical papers and handbooks and receive a free subscription to one of two engineering magazines In addition members use this SAE Student Chapter as a step towards success by establishing industry contacts early in their career This is accomplished through listening and talking with guest speakers attending tours and conventions and also through day to day communications with sponsors and parts suppliers The MSOE Student Chapter of SAE has remained one of the largest and most active organizations on campus The reason for our success is obvious We give students the chance to apply their textbook knowledge to real life situations to do rather than to derive There is no red pen guiding students through mistakes or complications Instead they must continually test troubleshoot and change their designs until the best performing and most practical combination is attained Since it is the students who design build and race the cars and planes they experience the same successes and failures that are common in industry They engage in practical engineering learn complex manufacturing techniques and feel the pressure of working under a deadline Perhaps best of all members receive great satisfaction in seeing their designs make the transition from paper plans to competitive race machines which consistently finish near the top at regional and national

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  • Event Calendar
    Baja Formula Hybrid SuperMileage Join Contact SAE International Event Calendar Search MSOE SAE Like Us on Facebook Latest Posts Second Annual Chapter Showcase Event SAE Student Night Election results are in TOMORROW SAE Chapter Projects Showcase SAE Chapter Showcase Event

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  • MSOE SuperMileage Vehicle Team «
    produce the optimal vehicle shape Reduce weight Reducing the weight of a vehicle is also a significant matter in increasing fuel economy It s generally understood that lighter vehicles use less gasoline There are several reasons for this heavier vehicles experience higher friction and are harder to get moving They also have higher kinetic energy or the energy of movement when they are moving than light vehicles have This kinetic energy is completely lost when the vehicle stops Because of this a 5000 pound vehicle that stops from 30 miles per hour in 200 feet loses twice as much kinetic energy initially generated in the engine as a 2500 pound vehicle that stops from 30 mph in 200 feet To make vehicles lightweight and to reduce losses engineers have been able to replace steel with lightweight materials like advanced plastics fiber glass carbon fiber and aluminum in the body and frame designs of cars These materials can be several times more expensive than steel but reduce the weight and fuel consumption significantly Create efficient controls and comfort systems Vehicles lose energy when moving due to the tires suspension steering and electrical A large portion of losses in these areas are due to rolling resistance in the wheels friction between a rolling object and another surface Steering the vehicle uses energy from the engine to power hydraulic systems that make steering smooth and easy and electrical components such as air conditioning lights and radios use electricity produced by the engine and converted in the alternator Energy is also lost through the suspension system when the vehicle stabilizes after hitting a bump These losses can be further minimized through efficient design and proper conditioning and alignment but are close to being minimized already Improve engine efficiency Recently new and improved engine technologies have emerged that have allowed fuel efficiency to increase significantly These technologies will be important in reaching the government s goal of an average fuel economy of 54 5 mpg Almost every gas powered vehicle currently made uses electronic fuel injection EFI with computerized variable ignition timing VIT to decrease the amount of gas wasted inside the engine Traditional technologies like carburetors and mechanical ignition timing can allow for too much or too little gasoline to enter the cylinder of the engine resulting in gasoline being rejected from the system without ever burning Obviously this wastes gasoline and is harsh on our atmosphere so EFI has been a welcome change in the automotive industry Some engine technologies traditionally used to increase an engine s power have recently been used to increase the efficiency of engines as well A major example is turbo charging Turbo charging an engine can increase performance statistics all around faster speed more power better acceleration and higher fuel economy if you can keep your lead foot from getting the best of you A turbo takes energy from the exhaust gases to rotate a fan that forces more air into the engine s cylinders which promotes improved burning of the gasoline in the engine Other technologies like gas electric hybrids have already made a huge impact on the automotive market and will continue to be a major key in improving fuel efficiency One type of a hybrid system is designed to keep the engine running at its optimal speed for the highest possible fuel efficiency This significantly improves fuel economy and reduces gasoline used Hybrids are still at a point where they may not be financially viable fo r many consumers but are steadily approaching a point where they will be available to all consumers as prices drop and as used hybrid vehicles become available Plug in electric vehicles can take advantage of more efficient and cleaner power production systems like wind power and solar power that have minimal carbon footprints and are much better for the environment than gasoline engines These technologies are still in their infancies and have a long way to go to until they are able to be dominant in the automotive industry but will be a major player in the future Technologies the SuperMileage Vehicle utilizes Students on MSOE s SuperMileage Vehicle team take all of the inefficiencies listed above and more into account when designing a new SuperMileage Vehicle Size is minimized weight is minimized and the body shape is optimized for low air resistance with a drag coefficient around 0 1 The steering system and drive train system are both optimized for minimal losses due to rolling resistance and power transmission and are simplified to reduce the locations at which energy is lost The vehicle s engine a stock Briggs and Stratton 150cc lawnmower engine is carefully redesigned with EFI and tuned to optimize efficiency State of the art materials such as carbon fiber composites are used to create strong light parts for the vehicle wherever it is possible Perhaps the largest factor in the SuperMileage Vehicle s fuel efficiency is the driving technique The driver of the SuperMileage Vehicle drives with the engine off for the majority of each run Since no gas is burned with an engine turned off this is one of the easiest ways for us to improve our fuel economy The driver has complete control over the engine allowing the engine to be turned on and off while driving This is not recommended for your vehicle For the newest vehicle an electronic readout is being designed to allow the driver to see a live feed of performance statistics including real time fuel economy This will allow the driver to actively interpret the data to determine the best way to minimize fuel consumption How you can improve your own fuel economy With all this talk of improving fuel efficiency you re probably wondering how you can improve yours without buying a new car or making major changes One of the biggest factors that you can adjust is your driving technique Accelerating at a moderate speed and slowing down earlier when you know you have to stop go a long toward improving fuel economy Using your brakes as little as possible without breaking any speed limits of course will help your vehicle to keep the energy that the engine produced Accelerating too fast will burn more fuel than necessary and accelerating too slowly will also burn more than you need to Most new vehicles have a real time fuel economy readout much like the SuperMileage Vehicle has Simply paying attention to your miles per gallon will help you to understand what driving techniques and strategies will help you to save gas Good driving technique can even improve your fuel economy by about 5 mpg It s up to you and us to keep pushing toward reaching the goal of 54 5 mpg by 2025 We need to work hard together to create vehicles that keep our atmosphere clean our fuel costs down and still provide comfort fun and luxury Going green doesn t have to be a boring process that you re unwillingly forced into but can be an exciting way to work our way into a clean and bright future Written by Mike Fricke second year team member Steering Design team leader Sponsorship Manager and Vehicle Driver Sources http www whitehouse gov the press office 2012 08 28 obama administration finalizes historic 545 mpg fuel efficiency standard http www nbcnews com business u s fuel economy tops 24 mpg first time 699099 http en wikipedia org wiki Engine efficiency http en wikipedia org wiki Automobile drag coefficient http www patrol4x4 com forum nissan patrol gu gr 10 airflow over bonnet into intercooler scoop 41210 index2 html http tevami com 2010 03 06 bugatti veyron grand sport carbon fiber http uncrate com stuff porsche 918 spyder Quick update Jan 26th Posted by David Doyle in Uncategorized No comments The chassis team began welding the mounting bracket for the roll bar today We got a neat photo of chassis team member Karl Hundt doing some TIG welding on the aluminum bracket shown below New Year s Update Jan 12th Posted by David Doyle in 2012 2013 Year No comments As 2012 ends and 2013 begins the SuperMileage Vehicle Team has made considerable progress towards the design of the new SuperMileage Vehicle code named MP 680 The 2012 2013 team is shown in its entirety below For more about the team please visit About the Team Many of the designs are currently being finalized and the team is preparing to move into the fabrication phase of the vehicle Below are the current developments of the team Overall Plan The team plans to compete at the Shell Eco Marathon in Houston Texas in April 2013 with two vehicles MP 82c The vehicle that was initially constructed during the 2010 2011 academic year and competed with in 2012 at the Shell EcoMarathon and MP 680 the newest vehicle being designed by the SuperMileage Vehicle Team This allows more of the team to travel to Houston for competition as only eight people are allowed per vehicle This also allows the team to continue to improve the previous vehicle while starting a new vehicle to use previous experiences and reapply them to push the boundaries of fuel economy The design updates at this point will be discussed in detail below Body The body team s goal for the new vehicle is to reduce the vehicle s drag coefficient as much as possible while accommodating all necessary vehicle components such as the driver chassis steering system etc In order to reduce the vehicle s drag coefficient as much as possible the body team will use Computational Fluid Dynamics CFD in ANSYS 14 to calculate a theoretical drag coefficient Designs for the body began in the two dimensional spectrum where several profile shapes were compared The first profile used was a circle which would allow for the CFD results to be validated The second of these profiles was the Kamm Tail a truncated aerofoil developed in the automotive industry and distinctly visible in vehicles such as the Toyota Prius The Kamm Tail works by following an airfoil shape to a point after which all material is removed which is able to in a sense trick the air into following an aerofoil shape This can be seen in the image to the right showing the CFD result for a Kamm Tail at 5m s This gives better performance in cross winds where there will be markedly less flow separation The other profile in the comparison was a traditional aerofoil shape This shape performed better in CFD testing yielding much lower drag coefficients At this moment the body design for the MP 680 vehicle is nearing completion as many of the other teams are finishing designs that the body team must fit within the shell of the vehicle The current design is shown to the right side two wheel wells in front and one in the rear The molds for the body will be graciously donated to the team by Midwest Composite Technologies Chassis The chassis team s goal for the new vehicle is to design a light weight chassis utilizing composite materials such as carbon fiber The team has been hard at work and has gotten much accomplished In October the chassis team constructed a wooden mock chassis to test the stability on an incline to verify that their design would comply with competition tilt test rules The chassis design performed well and the designs were finalized afterwards The design is centered around a twin rail system utilizing two inch square tubes made of carbon fiber donated to the team by Trek Bicycles that will run the length of the chassis This system was chosen for its simplicity strength and light weight compared to the aluminum chassis of the previous vehicle To test the carbon fiber an MSOE professor lent their expertise and helped to run compression and stress concentration tests The carbon fiber tubes performed incredibly well maxing out the machine when compressed and cracking slightly under a point load of around 800 pounds in a beam deflection test To the right is a picture of the beam after the point load deflection test The chassis team has also finished a roll bar design using the knowledge of MSOE professors and basic FEA in the SolidWorks 2012 CAD package The roll bar was designed to be as compact as possible to keep the body profile small while still meeting the necessary safety requirements of the roll bar Moving forward the chassis team will begin to fabricate their chassis beginning with cross members for their twin rail chassis Steering The steering team this year is working to improve the steering system in the vehicle The new design intends to nearly eliminate wheel scrub which increases rolling resistance and to achieve the Ackermann steering geometry which reduces the need for one wheel to slide while turning In an Ackermann geometry the wheel axes always point towards the center of the turn by having the inside wheel turn more than the outside wheel A CAD model of the new steering geometry is shown to the left The steering team is also redesigning the steering wheel assembly and mounts for the front wheels to accommodate the new chassis design The car will again have disc brakes generously donated by HB Performance Systems Inc on the front wheels and a caliper brake on the rear wheel to comply with Shell EcoMarathon rules To the right is team member Michael Fricke machining a piece to hold bushings for the front wheel Engine The engine team s largest goal for the vehicle this year is to develop a working fuel injection system for the 50cc engine the engine used in MP 82c last year to achieve 842mpg This task involves designing an air intake for the engine with appropriate mounting for a fuel injector A CAD model of the intake is shown to the left They will be working extensively with the electrical team to get the fuel injection system up and running utilizing a Megasquirt for the Engine Control Unit ECU and fuel injectors donated by Mercury Marine This ECU allows the ability to control the fuel injection as well as variable ignition timing if time permits The engine team is also designing a pressurized fuel delivery system to comply with the rule in the Shell EcoMarathon competition that forbids the use of an electric fuel pump The system utilizes a pressurized soda bottle whose output is regulated to the desired pressure for the fuel injector They plan on using this system for both vehicles The team expects a greatly improved fuel economy with a fuel injection system in place Drive train The drive train team s goal for this year is to change the system configuration from a fixed gear ratio to a Continuously Variable Transmission CVT A large benefit of the CVT is that it will enhance the burn coast strategy used by the team by allowing the engine to accelerate faster while maintaining a constant RPM This RPM can be set to allow the engine to spin at an ideal speed maximizing the efficiency The CVT will keep the engine from getting bogged down at low speeds like it did with a higher gear ratio A picture of the CVT being lined up with the engine is on the right The drive train team is also working on the arrangement of the vehicle s power train engine and CVT to minimize the space needed while still allowing proper engine performance The team is also finalizing their decision for a rear hub for the vehicle to maximize the efficiency by reducing the hub s rolling resistance as much as possible Electrical The electrical team has been hard at work designing not one but two electrical systems one for the previous vehicle one for MP 680 Their new system takes learned concepts and design ideas from the previous system and applies it to the new system The team is adding many additional features to this year s design with the intent of adding these features to both cars One of these features is a driver heads up display utilizing an Android smart phone with custom software to give real time data feedback to the driver They also plan to use an Arduino to collect and format data from the vehicles various external sensors and Engine Control Unit ECU They are working with the engine team to get the Megasquirt ECU to control electronic fuel injection operating correctly and will be able to begin testing once the air intake is finished Their designs also include a Power Distribution System PDS based on a custom designed PCB board shown on right utilizing an Atmega32 microcontroller to handle appropriate power distribution to the entire electrical system These are the features that comprise the major parts of the system They are all connected together with appropriate fusing safety considerations and shielding to prevent inductive coupling The major theme of this year s electrical system is providing as much data to the driver in real time as possible helping to both design an optimized driving strategy as well as modify said strategy mid run as appropriate The addition of an EFI system should vastly improve the fuel efficiency of the vehicle First Meeting of the 2012 2013 Year Sep 10th Posted by David Doyle in Uncategorized No comments Tomorrow Monday September 10th will be the first meeting for the SuperMileage Vehicle Team for the 2012 2013 year The meeting will be held at 1 00PM directly after the SAE Meeting in S 341 which is the large lecture hall on the third floor of the science building it is also the same location as the SAE meeting Stop by to learn about the plans for the new car that we will be building share your interests and find out which aspect of the team interests you most You will also learn about the competitions we

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  • Join
    member There are countless benefits to joining SAE at MSOE Below are just a few of them Obtain valuable knowledge from industry professionals faculty and more every other week all while enjoying lunch Attend exciting SAE tours of engineering facilities and get the chance to network with industry professionals Receive a monthly copy of Momentum magazine the magazine written by SAE students for SAE students about emerging technologies in the field of automotive technology Get hands on and involved with one of the Collegiate Design Series projects at MSOE we ve got SuperMileage Formula Hybrid and Baja teams on campus actively recruiting new talent Have a great organization affiliation to use on a resume Membership fees are 30 year 20 goes directly to SAE International for student membership and 10 goes to the MSOE SAE Chapter to cover expenses such as lunch at every meeting and transportation to local tours To join please fill out the following form print it and bring it with either 30 cash or a check made out for 30 to MSOE SAE to the next meeting See the Event Calendar for meeting dates times and locations You can also download a copy of our Chapter

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  • Contact
    get in touch with the MSOE SAE chapter Feel free to contact any of the officers below with any questions about our chapter Chairperson Charlie Scanlon email Vice Chairperson Patrick Comiskey email Sponsorship Coordinator Jim Day email Program Coordinator Caleb Nitz email Faculty Advisor Dr Christopher Damm email website Website Manager David Doyle email Search MSOE SAE Like Us on Facebook Latest Posts Second Annual Chapter Showcase Event SAE Student

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  • Second Annual Chapter Showcase Event!
    We hope you take this opportunity to come out and support MSOE SAE s mission to promote and inform about advances in mobility engineering happening at MSOE WHEN Wednesday April 10 2 00pm 7 00pm WHERE Milwaukee School of Engineering 1025 N Milwaukee St Milwaukee WI 53202 We hope to see you there Share this post Twitter Digg Facebook Delicious StumbleUpon Google Bookmarks LinkedIn Yahoo Bookmarks Technorati Favorites Print article

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  • SAE Webmaster
    30th Posted by SAE Webmaster in Uncategorized No comments This past Wednesday MSOE s SAE International Collegiate Chapter hosted the annual SAE Student Night which is an event that brings the Milwaukee SAE International Chapter together with the collegiate cha pters within it At the event design teams from four schools were present MSOE The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Marquette University and The University of Wisconsin Madison The event had a great showing and the SAE members that attended applauded the efforts of MSOE s SAE Chapter saying that they had a great time The event started with design teams showing their vehicles and talking to SAE members about their projects UW Madison brought their Clean Snowmobile that they use to compete in the annual SAE competition It featured a four stroke engine that earned them first place in the emissions category at competition last year UW Milwaukee brought their Baja vehicle the latest edition in a series of designs that have won them first place at competition for the past four years Marquette s SAE chapter is in its first year of competition and as such had no vehicle to display instead talking to guests about their plans as they move forward in their preparations for this year s competitions MSOE had three design teams in attendance SuperMileage Formula Hybrid and Aero For more information about the MSOE design teams and their progress their websites can be found at the top of the page under the Collegiate Design Series Projects tab After displaying design projects everybody sat down to enjoy some food and company before presentations from the collegiate chapters MSOE s SAE Chapter advisor Dr Chris Damm introduced MSOE s VP of Academics Dr Fred Barry who spoke about the direction of MSOE and the innovations being developed

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