Title

Mini-Baja Vehicle

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Abstract/Artist Statement

The SAE Baja competition simulates a real-world engineering design project where engineering students design and build an off-road vehicle that will endure rough terrain. The objective of the competition is to provide students with a challenging project that involves the planning and manufacturing found when introducing a new product to the consumer industrial market. Collegiate teams compete against one another to have their design accepted for manufacture by a fictitious firm. Teams also compete in various events to test their final vehicle against the other schools. This task was undertaken by five mechanical engineering students at the University of the Pacific with the ultimate goal of competing in the MiniBaja Korea series. The scope of this project was to design and build the frame and suspension under the criteria of the SAE Baja competition. In essence, the goal of the senior project course was to produce a rolling chassis. Thus far, the group has successfully fulfilled the project criteria and is working on additional subsystems to have an operational, competition ready vehicle. This includes an integrated motor with braking, steering, and drive-train subsystems.

Location

School of Engineering and Computer Sciences

Start Date

5-5-2007 2:00 PM

End Date

5-5-2007 3:30 PM

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Mini-Baja Vehicle

School of Engineering and Computer Sciences

The SAE Baja competition simulates a real-world engineering design project where engineering students design and build an off-road vehicle that will endure rough terrain. The objective of the competition is to provide students with a challenging project that involves the planning and manufacturing found when introducing a new product to the consumer industrial market. Collegiate teams compete against one another to have their design accepted for manufacture by a fictitious firm. Teams also compete in various events to test their final vehicle against the other schools. This task was undertaken by five mechanical engineering students at the University of the Pacific with the ultimate goal of competing in the MiniBaja Korea series. The scope of this project was to design and build the frame and suspension under the criteria of the SAE Baja competition. In essence, the goal of the senior project course was to produce a rolling chassis. Thus far, the group has successfully fulfilled the project criteria and is working on additional subsystems to have an operational, competition ready vehicle. This includes an integrated motor with braking, steering, and drive-train subsystems.