About Us

The Formula SAE competition is an international event hosted by the Society of Automotive engineers, (SAE). The competition requires the next generation of engineering professionals to design and build an open wheel, formula-style race car. The culmination of the project occurs when each team takes their car to the regional event, where teams are pitted against other local and international teams in a series of both static and dynamic events, including design, cost, acceleration, one lap sprints and endurance events on a auto-cross style track. Worldwide there are 8 competitions held each year, one for South East Asia, held in Melbourne, Australia as well as events held in Japan, Europe, Brazil and the United States. The Australasian competition has been running since 2000 and attracts approximately 30 teams. FSAE is an amazing opportunity for university students to obtain firsthand experience in project management, teamwork, critical decision making, budget management, application of complex real engineering techniques, and hands on manufacturing of a high performance racing car. The project is managed and run entirely by students.

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Tech Specs

What's inside
Computer

Modeling and Simulation

DSS Solidworks 2015

ANSYS 16.0

MATLAB Simulink

LS-DYNA

Rhinoceros 5

Cog

Statics

Mass : 210kg, 50/50 Distribution

Dimensions : 2903mm(L) 1330mm(W) 1400mm(H)

Wheelbase | Track : 1530mm | 1200mm(F) 1140mm(R)

Tyres : Hoosier R25B 20.4" 7"

CG height with 80kg driver : 300-310mm

Chassis stiffness : 3080N.m/degree

Speedo

Dynamics

Engine : Honda CBR600RR 07-09

Capacity : 600CC, 4 cyl

Fuel : 98 RON

Power | Torque : 55kW @ 10,200 rpm | 55N.m @ 10,000 rpm

Intake : Custom 3D Printed Nylon-7 plenum

Exhaust : 4-2-1 Titanium exhaust package

Aerofoils : Selig S1223 front and rear

Config : Dual element high-downforce, low-speed front and rear wings

Ruler

Electrical and Data Acquisition

MoTeC M800 ECU | MoTeC Advanced Dash Logger 3+

Steering wheel mounted shift lights and live data read out

Strain transducer monitored control arms system

13 in-house tyre temperature sensors

4 shock absorber mounted linear potentiometers

4 in-house optical slip-angle sensors

3 in-house brake rotor temperature sensors

3 brake rotor mounted Hall Effect wheel speed sensors

2 in-house G-force & Yaw sensors

Trackside Push-to-Talk system

“When anyone refers to a 'Wollongong car' we all know what they mean. They are not afraid to change in order to be competitive, whether it be the ferocious turbo era vehicles to the grippy winged monsters of today. This is a real credit to their team: always hungry to innovate in this competition.”

– Geoff Pearson, Formula-SAE Australasia 2014
Calder Park Raceway, Melbourne VIC, Australia

UOW FSAE : Team

The core of the team.
David Patrech Principal
Anthony Dawson Business Director
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  • Events | Eduardo Pantoja
  • Human Resources | Brett McAulay
  • Media | Darcy Bennett
Todd Dempsey Technical Director
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  • Aerodynamics
    Dylan Rees
  • Brakes & Unsprung
    Nick Facchetti
  • Chassis
    Braeden Wilson
  • Drivetrain
    Matt Alder
  • Electrical
    Troy Higham
  • Engine
    Donald Connor
  • Procurement
    Robert Galluzi
  • Suspension
    Scott Robinson
Matt Garlan Race Director
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  • Race Engineer | Tom Moore
  • Driver Training | Matt Athanasios
  • Data Analysis | James Slaughter

History

Past cars and what they've achieved at competitions locally and internationally.
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Lucy

2015

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Oliver

2014

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Cheers

2013

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Leila

2012

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Charlie MK2

2011

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Charlie MK1

2010

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Jane

2009

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Frank

2008

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Slim Jim

2007

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Rex

2006

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Oscar

2005

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Roger

2004

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Sergio

2003

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Stumpy the Wombat

2002

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Pete

2001

Updates

Check back here for regular updates.

Newsletters:


April 2015

October 2015


March 2016

August 2016


Updates from the team

Here's a rundown on the last few things we've been working on.


Chassis

Chassis is fully welded!

Braeden Wilson, Rhys Campbell, Chassis Team
Electrical

Critical loom complete!

Troy Higham, Electrical Manager

Progress

The four stages of the 2016 campaign:

Design - 100%
Manufacture - 100%
Assembly - 90%
Testing - 10%

Contact Us


Building 6 High Bay,
University of Wollongong,
Northfields Avenue, Wollongong NSW 2522
Australia

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