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About Formula SAE

Formula SAE (FSAE) is a student design competition endorsed by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Each year SAE International challenges students to design, build, and race a small open wheel car. During the design phase, students must adhere to competition rules created by SAE International. These rules encourage students to create more innovative designs and test their engineering skills with real world problems.

The Formula SAE competition is designed to test each team’s design and knowledge of various aspects of vehicle design and manufacture. Each year, student built cars are presented to members of industry who judge the design and manufacturing work and give the team guidance and advice. These critiques help teams learn about and improve upon designs. The cars are also rigorously tested during dynamic events which test drivability, reliability, and the overall performance of the car. Both static and dynamic events are used to determine a winner.

About Purdue FSAE

Purdue University is recognized world-wide for its excellent engineering program. Members of the Purdue Formula SAE team create a well-designed car each year by combining the theory learned in class with hands-on skills. Students utilize engineering skills and state of the art tools to design and verify the new car. Our team is comprised primarily of mechanical engineering students, but we also welcome students from other majors. Purdue FSAE is first and foremost a team. This team spends an enormous amount of time together throughout the school year which helps the team work together effectively. We work together to find new ways to combine our wide array of engineering talents and experiences to build and design a unique race car.

Contact

Purdue Formula SAE
585 Purdue Mall
Room G052
West Lafayette, IN, 47907
Shop Phone: 765-494-5649
Email: fsae@ecn.purdue.edu

President
Becky Schumm
Email : schumm@purdue.edu

Chief Engineer
Branden Giannini
Email : bgianni@purdue.edu

 

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