2009 Formula Sae Racecar

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Advisor of Record Initials: ECC Project Number: A081 2009 Formula SAE Racecar A Major Qualifying Project Report: Submitted to the Faculty of WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSITUTE In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science by

________________________________ Christopher Aho

________________________________ Daniel Cullen

________________________________ Scott Duncan

________________________________ Adam Panzica

________________________________ Christopher Putnam

________________________________ Daniel Swan

________________________________ Cody Wojcik

Date: May 1, 2009 Approved by:

________________________________ Professor Eben C. Cobb


The WPI Formula SAE team would like to thank everyone involved in this year‘s project. Without the significant contributions made by our sponsors, the students, staff and faculty of WPI, the program could not be made possible every year. We would like to individually thank the following people for their continued support: Yamaha Motor Company for providing the team a Phazer snowmobile at reduced cost and for their technical support, Al Smyth of Port-A-Tree for his guidance, support and services, Vangy Tool Company for donating their water jetting services, Norton Automotive for their tooling contributions, Howard Products for donating their sheet metal fabrication services, Bodycote Thermal Processing for their heat treating services at no cost, Central Mass Powersports for donating safety equipment and other drivetrain components, Hyper Racing for providing discounted parts, SolidWorks, Provident Bank Online for financial contributions, Steve Smyth, Tyler Forbes, Ted Wojcik of Ted Wojcik Custom Bicycles and Jake Cutler of Barnstorm Cycles for welding various car components, Barbara Fuhrman and Pamela St. Louis for their patience and endless logistical support, Adam Sears and Chris Stefaniak for machining and guidance, Chris Lammi and the Materials...