M17-C and M17-E Take Off!

The 2017 Aerodynamics packages have been completed and both cars are flying as of last weekend. The Aerodynamics Section worked extremely hard to meet an incredibly tough deadline with not one, but two packages in record time. M17-C will feature a full package with both front and rear wings, an undertray, a nosecone, bodywork, […]

By |September 21st, 2017|Aerodynamics|0 Comments

The Road to Flying: Mould Preparations and Layups

Our Aerodynamics team has been working tirelessly to manufacture one of the most complex Aerodynamics packages that the team has ever designed. Our 2017 Aerodynamics package will feature a four part system, consisting of a front and rear wing, undertray, nose cone and body work. Starting from the raw materials, a great deal of […]

By |August 21st, 2017|Aerodynamics|0 Comments

Design Period: Where it all starts

Throughout the university holiday period, Monash Motorsport has been hard at work with the design and timelining of two brand new car concepts for the 2017 Australasian competition this December. Having design period during the holiday months allows the team to focus purely on designing without the stresses of the university semester, while also […]

By |March 21st, 2017|Aerodynamics, Chassis, Electrical Drivetrain, Powertrain, Suspension|0 Comments

A Visit from F1 Aerodynamicist: Willem Toet

Even during the hustle of the final stages of preparation for the 2016 Formula SAE Australasia competition, there was one event the members of Monash Motorsport could not miss. On the 5th of December, the legendary  Australian F1 Aerodynamicist Willem Toet gave a guest lecture at Monash University about his experiences in the motorsport […]

By |January 10th, 2017|Aerodynamics, Events|0 Comments

Aerodynamics Focus: The Undertray

While the majority of the team was away competing with M15-R in Europe over the last 3 months, a smaller crew, made up mostly of junior team members, back at the workshop have been busy starting manufacture for M16 before FSAE-A this December. In the aerodynamics section, we’ve been focusing on the preparation of […]

By |September 5th, 2016|Aerodynamics|0 Comments

M15 First Drive and First Flight

With competition right around the corner, we’re pleased to announce that M15 celebrated its first drive in mid-August! The team spent many late nights and early mornings manufacturing the last of the parts required and assembling them on the car in preparation for the day. After a few last minute adjustments, the car went […]

By |October 12th, 2015|Aerodynamics, Chassis, Powertrain, Suspension|2 Comments

Designing to Win with ANSYS FEA and CFD

At the beginning of September, we presented in a series of webinars hosted by our partners LEAP Australia. These webinars introduced the ways Monash Motorsport use ANSYS Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to design the best possible parts and systems for our car each year.

Seven of our team members worked incredibly hard in […]

By |October 12th, 2015|Aerodynamics, Chassis, Events, Suspension|0 Comments

Manufacturing Techniques for Aerodynamics

The new FSAE regulations for 2015 have challenged the Monash Motorsport Aerodynamics team to create new and innovative designs for M15. With the introduction of a more limited packaging space, must notably containing the rear wing within 1.2m from the ground and between the rear tires, the team set some ambitious targets and produced more creative designs to […]

By |October 12th, 2015|Aerodynamics|0 Comments

M15 Manufacture

With exams completed, the team has entered one of the busiest times of the year, with most of the manufacturing for the M15 car to be completed by the end of the holidays. The first drive of the new car has been set for early August, with the flying date following shortly afterwards. This […]

By |July 8th, 2015|Aerodynamics, Chassis, Powertrain, Suspension|0 Comments

New Rules Freshen the Air around M15

With the introduction of new rules for 2015, Monash Motorsport’s Aerodynamics section has returned to a ground up design philosophy for this year’s aero package.

The new rules for 2015 have dictated a significant downsize for packaging space of aerodynamic devices. The rear wing is now being restricted to only 1.2m above the ground, fitting within the inside of the rear tires and is only allowed […]

By |April 7th, 2015|Aerodynamics|0 Comments