Green Racing; Solar and FSAE

Paper #:
  • 2011-28-0023

Published:
  • 2011-10-06
Citation:
Watkins, S. and Samsons, A., "Green Racing; Solar and FSAE," SAE Technical Paper 2011-28-0023, 2011, https://doi.org/10.4271/2011-28-0023.
Pages:
6
Abstract:
Green racing technologies are described with a focus on two categories of sustainable racing; solar racing, including an overview of the World Solar Challenge (WSC) held in Australia, and Formula SAE-E (Society of Automotive Engineers-Electric). Both types of cars utilise sustainably generated electricity, the former uses solar arrays integrated into the vehicle body and the latter electricity generated from a renewable energy park and stored onboard in lithium polymer cells. The design considerations of both vehicles are contrasted with a focus on energy usage minimisation. The Aurora team (which has broken many records, including winning the World Solar Challenge across Australia) is used to illustrate the importance of minimizing the power requirements by having a low aerodynamic drag, frontal area, a highly efficient powertrain and low rolling resistance. To illustrate the technology behind FSAE Electric the R10E car from RMIT is described. The challenges of kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS) for racing are considered in order to emphasize the relative importance of different drive cycles.
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