The Formula Student class 1 competition allows students to develop and manufacture a race car with an emphasis on performance and design. EUFS seeks to build on their solid platform of competition experience to develop lighter, faster, and more responsive cars yearly, while continuing to improve on our impressive statics event performance. The team also seeks to develop new technology, and runs a variety of feasibility studies for exciting future projects.

The team

EUFS class 1 was first founded in 2014 by a number of hard-working alumni students, many of whom are still involved with team development today. The class 1 team has learned an incredible amount since conception, and the resourcefulness of our students is our key selling point. We have a place for a broad range of engineering skills, from design and simulation to manufacture and testing to suit all students. EUFS also prides itself on our ability to forge new friendships and provide an exciting and friendly environment to develop our passion for race-cars.

Sponsor

We are interested in connecting our bright members with industry. If you would like to sponsor us via financial aids or equipment/materials in-kind, please head to the Sponsor Us page!

Join us

If you would like to be part of EUFS you can read more about our subteams and projects below and then you have to head to the Join Us page where you can apply for the team. We are looking forward to having you!

IC Powertrain

This sub-team is the heart of our performance, as it improves our internal combustion main engine systems (intake, fuel, cooling, lubrication and exhaust) for more peak torque and power. This team also develops the drive-train by minimising power losses from the engine to the driven wheels.
Potential projects:
– Engine tuning
– Powertrain Maintenance

EV Powertrain

This sub-team is developing the team’s first 4WD electric powertrain. This involves creating the battery system, developing motors and their controllers, wiring the high voltage wires, and integrating into other sub-systems. If you want to get into the electric future of cars, then this is the sub-team for you!
Potential projects:
– Battery management design
– Electric motor development
– DC-AC converter design
– Cooling analysis
– Upright integration

Vehicle Dynamics

This sub-team has scope for huge performance benefits by developing the suspension and wheel assemblies to give balanced handling and maximum grip. With a real focus on weight saving, team members can expect to gain a fantastic understanding of lightweight design through working with composite materials and advanced simulation software. The team will also work closely with drivers; using their feedback to modify the setup for different tracks and events to deliver faster lap times.
Potential projects:
– Development of carbon fibre wishbones
– Lap time simulator analysis
– Lightweight wheel assembly design
– Finite Element Analysis simulations

Chassis

This sub-team is responsible for designing and manufacturing the main structural welded space-frame for the car , while also connecting the suspension and engine pick-up points in a sensible fashion. The main goal for this team is to create a stiff yet light structure while adhering to the Formula Student rules.
Potential projects:
– Chassis jig development
– Finite Element Analysis simulations
– Design of an energy-absorbing impact attenuator
– Torsional stiffness testing

Aero-Ergo

This sub-team seeks to develop light and aerodynamically efficient bodywork as well as ensuring all the controls the driver may interact with are as ergonomic as possible, allowing the driver to be as comfortable as possible in the car while driving on the limit.
Potential projects:
– Designing bodywork with computational fluid dynamic simulations
– Side-pod development to assist cooling
– Carbon fibre bodywork manufacturing
– Pedal box and steering wheel development

Electronics

This sub-team provides the power required for all the systems in the car to function correctly. This team also develops our performance by changing parameters on the ECU, and works closely with the drive-train team to tune the engine for a suitable peak torque and power. Furthermore, there is scope to develop a variety of sensors to validate performance numerically.
Potential projects:
– Strain gauge load validation
– Solenoid shifter integration
– Wireless telemetry monitoring
– In-wheel speed sensors