InMotion is building a prototype electrical LMP3 car, which can recharge in 7.5 minutes. During the development of the car, every custom component is designed with a big safety margin. The rear suspension and rear chassis frame are custom-made and are going to be tested in the coming months.
During the test phase, data about the maximum forces in the suspension have to be gained. This data have to be compared with the simulated data to validate or improve theoretical models. This will give an insight into what the realistic forces are and for optimizing theoretical models. The conclusions will be used for designing new suspension components in the future.
The goal is to gain data about the suspension and compare it to the models. You will do the following:
Designing and preparing an experiment to gain the required data
Executing this test and work out the test data
Comparing the test data with the theoretical models
Deliver conclusions about the realistic forces in the suspension and what forces will act on the rear chassis frame.
You are a WO student
You have basic knowledge of vehicle dynamics
Studies like: Automotive or Mechanical Engineering