Hybrid FSAE Vehicle Realization Grant uri icon



  • The proposed project will determine an optimal hybrid powerplant configuration (matching IC engine, motor/generator, and transmission components) for the hybrid FSAE competition through coordinated use of a suite of design tools related to engine performance modeling, energy management, vehicle performance modeling, suspension modeling, and frame optimization. This project benefits from preliminary work by a 2008 senior design team on a miniature teststand, various mini-projects in a junior-level machine design course as well as an advanced CAD technical elective, a master’s thesis on planetary gear drive technology adapted for use on hybrid vehicle platforms, and a master’s thesis on intake and exhaust tuning for a single-cylinder Yamaha YZF 250 cc engine.

date/time interval

  • January 1, 2010 - January 1, 2011