The Racer’s 6th Sense – Why We Test and How We Gather Data

When it comes to testing and tuning the vehicle dynamics of FSAE cars, teams can often be caught up in a guessing game. Variables like camber and toe all affect how much we grip we can get out of our tires and ultimately how much performance we can squeeze out of our cars.

Fortunately, due […]

By |September 26th, 2017|Chassis, Electrical Drivetrain, Powertrain, Suspension|0 Comments

2017 Chassis Design and Manufacture

Design of the M17 Electric and Combustion Chassis began before Auscomp 2016. With the team’s new core ethos of ‘one team, two cars’ at the forefront of the design process, it was decided that the steel spaceframe would share a universal design.

Using Siemens NX10,  a parametric CAD model was set up and iteratively […]

By |March 21st, 2017|Business, Chassis|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

MMS Joins Forces With Cigweld

Partnering up with Monash Motorsport in late 2015, Cigweld have quickly proven to be an incredibly valuable resource to the team. With roots stretching back all the way to the early 1920s, we couldn’t be happier to have Cigweld as a partner with such rich history and extensive experience.

After initially providing us with an […]

By |April 19th, 2016|Business, Chassis, Powertrain|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

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

The design process of M15

The  design of M15 started last year with the release of 2015 FSAE rules, which drastically changed the parameters to which we have to design the car.  Some of the biggest changes include: a reduction in aerodynamic packaging space, changes in forced induction (turbo) regulations, and rules governing the design of the primary chassis […]

By |April 6th, 2015|Aerodynamics, Chassis, Powertrain, Suspension|0 Comments

Multicoat – Powder Coating & Spray Painting

Multicoat has been a gold sponsor of Monash Motorsport for over two years and has continued to provide us with exceptional services. They have been operating for over 17 years and specialise in high quality and versatile powder coating and spray painting services, catering to the needs of both large and small-scale customers. Multicoat […]

By |November 24th, 2014|Chassis|0 Comments

Chassis Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the science of the interaction between the human and the system he/she operates within. Although it can’t be measured, and in fact is often overlooked by the specification sheets, ergonomics plays a crucial role in all motorsports and can provide a team with a winning edge. The reason a team can gain […]

By |October 22nd, 2014|Chassis|0 Comments