About this Course
Composite Design Engineering in Formula 1
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Composite parts can be found right the way through a Formula 1 Race Car – whether that be a safety feature, a performance feature, or somewhere in between. Without Composites, the cars we see today would not be able to deliver anywhere close to the levels of performance, all the while providing an astonishing level of robustness.
This course provides valuable insight into the role of a Composite Design Engineer within F1, exploring the responsibilities and key considerations for the development of a world-class Race Car.
In this course, you will be able to learn about the fundamentals of Composites and Composite Design, the parts of the job that are not so openly discussed, the day-to-day responsibilities and operation within an F1 team, along with invaluable tips on how to become a Composite Design Engineer.
On top of this, you will also have a great opportunity to receive industry-level guidance when getting hands-on with Modelling a Component, Mould and Pattern using industry-leading CAD package CATIA. Upon successful course completion, each student will receive an official Motorsport Engineer certificate. All students are free to interact with the instructor and benefit from industry networking opportunities, professional recommendations and advice.
Duration & Difficulty
- 65 Lessons
- Advanced Difficulty
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Your Course Instructor
Javi tells us about his course
A conversation with Javier Sistiaga (full version)
Vehicle Dynamics Basics
Review of Physics Principles
How do tyres work? Introduction
How do tyres work? Lateral dynamics
How do tyres work? Longitudinal dynamics
How do tyres work? Combined forces
Tyre modelling: Linear tyre model
Tyre modelling: Pacejka tyre model
Tyre modelling: Other tyre models
Magic Formula in MATLAB/Simulink
Low speed cornering
The bicycle model
Steady state response: Understeer and Oversteer
Steady state response: Critical and Characteristic speed
Steady state reponse: Neutral Steer point
Transient response: Step response
Transient response: Frequency response
Braking performance. Equations of motion
Braking performance. Load transfer
Braking performance. Maximum deceleration
Braking performance. Brake balance
Braking performance. Brake model
Braking performance. MATLAB/Simulink modelling
Driving performance. Equations of motion
Driving performance. Load transfer
Driving performance. Powertrain model
Driving performance. MATLAB/Simulink modelling
Sprung and unsprung mass
Suspension components. Springs
Suspension components. Dampers
Suspension components. Installation ratio
Suspension components. Other components
The power of isolation
Quarter car model: Equations of motion
Quarter car model: Natural frequency and damping ratio
Quarter car model: MATLAB/Simulink modelling
4-DOF model: Equations of motion
4-DOF model: Ride frequency ratio
4-DOF model: MATLAB/Simulink modelling
Out of plane model: Roll centre and load transfer
Out of plane model: Equations of motion
Out of plane model: Equations of motion summary
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Mode of Delivery: Online ⓘ
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