The UT Dallas FSAE team is a first year team that strives to enter the
2017 competition in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Our goals for this year are to design, build, test, and race a reliable, reasonably quick, open-wheel racecar backed by good engineering practice behind each decision. Our goals are achieved through a well-organized team, strong leadership, passionate members, and synergy between students of disciplines ranging from business to engineering
The SAE International Formula SAE program is an engineering design competition
for undergraduate and graduate students. The competition provides participants
with the opportunity to enhance their engineering design and project management
skills by applying learned classroom theories in a challenging competition. The
engineering design goal for teams is to develop and construct a single-seat race car
for the non-professional weekend autocross racer with the best overall package of design,
construction, performance and cost.
The concept behind Formula SAE is that a fictional manufacturing company has contracted a design team to develop a small Formula-style race car. The prototype race car is to be evaluated for its potential as a production item. The target marketing group for the race car is the non-professional weekend autocross racer. Each student team designs, builds and tests a prototype based on a series of rules whose purpose is both to ensure onsite event operations and promote clever problem solving. The vehicle will be inspected in a series of tests to ensure it complies with the competition rules; in addition, the vehicle with driver will be judged in a number of performance tests on track. The rest of the judging is completed by experts from motorsports, automotive, aerospace and supplier industries on student design, cost and sales presentations.
Formula SAE promotes careers and excellence in engineering as it encompasses all aspects of the automotive industry including research, design, manufacturing, testing, developing, marketing, management and finances.
If you are interesting in learning more about our team or want your company to sponsor us, please contact us here.