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

The Powerhouse of M17-C: KTM 690 Duke R

The current 2017-2018 ruleset brought a few big changes to Formula SAE, the most exciting being a significant increase in the maximum allowable engine displacement from 610cc to 710cc. This change has upset the current status quo, and meant that several new engine options are now in play, dramatically expanding the range  that teams […]

By |May 23rd, 2017|Powertrain|0 Comments

Giving our Engine the Spark of Life

By |May 23rd, 2017|Powertrain|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

Tune to Win: Powertrain Dynamometer

As engineers, validation of our designs is one of the most vital stages of the design process. As with every section on our team, the Powertrain section have dozens of tuneable variables including manifold pressure, intake geometry, engine fuel and ignition parameters and exhaust geometry, all of which can have significant effect of the […]

By |September 6th, 2016|Powertrain|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

Modelling to Win with ChassisSim

Monash Motorsport’s recent collaboration with ChassisSim has been helping in the advancement of our vehicle simulations and modelling.

As a product ChassisSim is an advanced vehicle simulation package, which allows for the development of accurate dynamic models. The large range of toolboxes available for ChassisSim, in addition to the continuous product growth have led to the development of […]

By |April 19th, 2016|Business, Powertrain, Suspension|0 Comments

Keeping Our Cool: Powertrain Cooling Testing

Following last year’s Australasian competition, it was clear that powertrain had a bit of work to do in the 2016 design period. One of our main aims for the M15R and M16 cars is to sufficiently cool the powertrain package and keep the engine within its optimum operating temperature.

Sounds easy enough right? Let’s keep in mind that […]

By |April 19th, 2016|Powertrain|0 Comments

Powerplus Racing Fuels: Powering MMS

Monash Motorsport is proud to announce our new partnership with Powerplus Racing Fuels, a division of the Australian owned and operated ACB Group who specialise in the manufacture and supply to the chemical industry. Furthermore, they operate one of the largest research laboratories in Victoria, 580M2, where the regular research of race fuels and automotive […]

By |April 19th, 2016|Business, 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