Formula Group T is a project run by Belgian masterstudents in engineering from GROUP T who design and build small electric vehicles and compete with other universities worldwide in the Formula Student competitions during the summer. Areion was their first car and was built in 2011-2012, Eve is their second car and finished its summer of Formula Student in 2013. The team raced this summer with their 3rd car, June and have already started designing their new car since the beginning of september.
Yesterday we took part in the Formula Student Workshop at Continental in Hannover. We were invited especially because we won the FSG Media Award 2014. This award goes to the team who made the best video compilation of the competition in Germany. Our video result can be seen at http://youtu.be/XW1urlOCpHs .
The workshop is organised by the Formula Student Academy and 300 students joined this event.
During the day we attended several interesting seminars. Judges were giving tips and advice about the scrutineering, design and cost events.
People from different automotive industries gave some detailed...
Yesterday we organized a get together with our partners who cooperated on June. We would like to thank all our sponsors and supporters to making June possible. We are looking forward to future coorperation on promoting innovative products and electromobility for the future!
A big thank you to Roelof Pantjes from www.GLAMOURNET.net for the photos and to all the attendees! Photos of the event can be found here:
From the 7th till the 9th of October, seven members of our team participated in the Altair HyperWorks training at the RWTH Aachen University. Many thanks to Altair for inviting us and for letting us improve our FEM simulation and optimization skills. The Altair software will come in handy when developing several parts for our 2015 Formula Student racecar. The software will be used when designing the monocoque, the impact attenuator, the wheel hubs and many other parts. The optimization of all these components will results in a lighter and thus faster car. We cannot wait to start simulating and are very busy designing June's successor.
Running complex simulations and rendering 3D models of our car is exhaustive for our computers. This is only possible with the strong performance of our new HP workstations and HP laptops, thanks for you support HP !
Same as last year, our Crash sensor won the race for the first component of the new car! Congratulations! Thanks to this sensor, our new car is again provided with one of its key points: safety. Thank you Sensata Technologies for the nice collaboration we have every year again!
Formula Group T is back from Spain, after a summer full of action and competition, it is time to start designing the new car. But the age of June is not over yet, June will be seen at many events in the coming years and the first event is the E-Cross Germany at Circuit Zolder next Sunday (09/14/2014). Formula Group T will give a demonstration with June and everyone is welcome to this event where many electric vehicles will be present. More information can be found at (http://ecross-germany.de/)
After a wonderful year it's now time to close the chapter of June. When we look back we can only conclude it was a year full of ups and downs where we gained a lot of experience. Now we can pas this experience to the next generation of team members, who will accept the challenge to build an even better car then this year.
The new team is now in full progress to develop the design of our new car. We can already say that we will be using an carbon fiber monocoque again which will be fully optimized to become more lighter. More on this will follow the next months, we will keep you posted.
Yesterday we had a wonderful evening at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps where we were invited at the Williams Martini Racing F1 motorhome event. We were honored to take part in this event and would like to thank Randstad for the invitation and the great organization.
After a warm welcome at the motor home roof terrace Martini bar, we had a chat with Valtteri Bottas while overlooking the world's largest F1 track. Afterwards we took a look in the Williams Martini Racing pit where the engineers were putting the final touches to the car setups for today's practice sessions. During our walkaround, a lot of similarities between...
Formula Group T and June are back in Belgium! We finished on a 23rd place in the electric event. Formula Student Germany was a roller-coaster of emotions. An exhausting couple of days, getting the car through scrutineering proved to be a challenge. The powertrain team persisted and got June through. It was great to participate in the dynamic events and to show the potential of June to the other teams and to our partners who made their way to Hockenheim. Over the next couple of weeks we will be fine tuning June to get her in pristine condition for Formula Student Spain!!
Saturday started with a brake test, we proved that we could successfully lock up our four wheels. With our final scrutineering sticker we could proceed to the dynamic events. The acceleration event was already started so we rushed our car to our pitbox to change the setup. We managed to get some time for a quick test run. It helps a little bit to heat up the tires, but it’s mainly for the confidence of the driver and reassuring that our setup is suitable for accelerating. We got in line for our first run, which resulted in a good 4.75 seconds. We did another three runs and had a final result of 4.66 seconds for the acceleration event.