Presentation Title

SAE Baja Drivetrain

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Robert Allen

Project Type

Senior Design Project

Scholarship Domain(s)

Scholarship of Community Application

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Presentation location: Reed Hall of Science Room 214

Olivet Nazarene University has been developing its SAE Baja program for the past several years. This year, the University has assigned the senior design team with the drivetrain optimization project. The primary goal of this project is to produce an increase of top speed and acceleration in the ONU Baja vehicle, compared to previous years. These vehicular improvements are to be completed for the SAE competition at the end of the 2021 Spring semester. The project mentors, Clay Bass and Dr. Allen, outlined the need statement for this project and the vehicular work required for success. To complete this project, the team was tasked with selecting an ideal transmission setup, tuning the continuously variable transmission (CVT), designing and installing the CVT cover, designing and attaching the gear shifter, installing the transmission cage, and designing and implementing a splash shield between the fuel tank and engine. The drivetrain team intends to optimize acceleration and top speed by selecting the proper gear ratios in the transmission and tuning the CVT to the point of full belt engagement. Additionally, all covers and parts must be designed and installed according to the SAE standards. The drivetrain team has already conducted numerous tests to determine the current top speed and acceleration. Additional research has been performed on past Baja teams from other universities to determine the ideal solution to this project.

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Apr 15th, 3:00 PM

SAE Baja Drivetrain

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Presentation location: Reed Hall of Science Room 214

Olivet Nazarene University has been developing its SAE Baja program for the past several years. This year, the University has assigned the senior design team with the drivetrain optimization project. The primary goal of this project is to produce an increase of top speed and acceleration in the ONU Baja vehicle, compared to previous years. These vehicular improvements are to be completed for the SAE competition at the end of the 2021 Spring semester. The project mentors, Clay Bass and Dr. Allen, outlined the need statement for this project and the vehicular work required for success. To complete this project, the team was tasked with selecting an ideal transmission setup, tuning the continuously variable transmission (CVT), designing and installing the CVT cover, designing and attaching the gear shifter, installing the transmission cage, and designing and implementing a splash shield between the fuel tank and engine. The drivetrain team intends to optimize acceleration and top speed by selecting the proper gear ratios in the transmission and tuning the CVT to the point of full belt engagement. Additionally, all covers and parts must be designed and installed according to the SAE standards. The drivetrain team has already conducted numerous tests to determine the current top speed and acceleration. Additional research has been performed on past Baja teams from other universities to determine the ideal solution to this project.