The 2016 team used the failures documented and the previous year’s vehicle to make changes to the design in order to produce a more competitive vehicle. The wheelbase was shortened 18 inches to achieve a tighter turning radius. Correct loading assumptions and FEA analysis resulted in a robust design that was able to complete the 4 hour endurance race. The drivetrain system was overhauled and built around a gearbox to ensure its reliability. These changes and more all lead to 24th place finish for the team.
The previous year’s 2016 vehicle was evaluated based on its placing at the competition events and data collected during testing. The key characteristics necessary to place among the top 20 teams were identified and resulted in the following design criteria for the 2017 vehicle, BANDIT.
– Reduce weight (Target: 430lbs → 375lbs)
– Reduce wheel base (Target: 66” → 60”)
– Change suspension characteristics
(Reduce bump steer and ackerman steering)
– Increase top speed (Target: 28mph → 32mph)
Competitive: As part of the 100 teams competing for first place in the BAJA SAE west competition UCI builds relationships with nearby schools. Currently the UCI BAJA SAE team works with Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach, CSUN, SDSU, and UNLV.
Economic: The BAJA SAE team works to use every penny received from fundraising, donations, and class fees wisely. The team is currently 26 members strong and growing. This means 26 students are given the opportunity to apply the equations learned in lecture to a real life project. Our current proposed budget requires $12,000 which means that each student’s cost to be part of the project is $461.5. This is 3.1% of the students tuition costs for their senior year.
Academic Impact: The project requires a team of engineers to work together across all subsystems to form a competitive vehicle. It challenges all members to apply their knowledge learned in engineering courses to the decisions they make while constructing the vehicle. Additionally, the members are challenged to fabricate the vehicle. This means the ideas have to be brought to reality. The engineers learn the limiting factors of the real world while they build the vehicle from the ground up.
|1||Kurtis Wraggfirstname.lastname@example.org||Team Lead|
|2||Eduardo Sortoemail@example.com||Safety Officer|
|3||Shirley Loi||Document Manager|
|4||Kaitlin Robinsonfirstname.lastname@example.org||Purchasing Manager|
|5||Cesar Teresaemail@example.com||Team Member|
|6||Jose Montrero||JJMONTE1@UCI.EDU||Team Member|
|7||Joshua Holt||HOLTJA@UCI.EDU||Team Member|
|8||Michael Vasile||VASILEM@UCI.EDU||Team Member|
|9||Mauro Villalobos||Team Member|
|10||Emily Nguyen||EMILYN3@UCI.EDU||Team Member|
|11||Braveson Ly||LYBT@UCI.EDU||Subteam Lead|
|12||Roberto Trejo||RJTREJO@UCI.EDU||Team Member|
|13||Danillo Aguilar-Hernandez||DANILOA@UCI.EDU||Team Member|
|14||Angel Gamboa||AIGAMBOA@UCI.EDU||Subteam Lead|
|15||Andres Olmedofirstname.lastname@example.org||Subteam Lead|
|16||Mehdi Razouane||MRAZOUAN@UCI.EDU||Subteam Lead|
|17||Jessica Mackintosh||JMACKINT@UCI.EDU||Team Member|
|18||Obed Solis-Gonzalesemail@example.com||Team Member|
|19||Jason Namfirstname.lastname@example.org||Team Member|
|20||David Aguerrebereemail@example.com||Team Member|
|21||Luis Ayalafirstname.lastname@example.org||Subteam Lead|
|Blake Burton||BURTONBJ@UCI.EDU||Team Member|
|Xinjie Lan||XINJIEL1@UCI.EDU||Team Member|
|Connor McCauley||MCCAULEC@UCI.EDU||Team Member|
|Andrew Iwamotoemail@example.com||Team Member|
Name: Kurtis Wragg
Name: Jesse Armenta
Name: Ceasar Teresa
Name: Kaitlin Robinson
Initial Project Information
Field of Interest
The Anteater Racing Baja SAE team is to design, engineer, build, test, promote, and compete a single-seat prototype all-terrain vehicle.
Maximum Number of Students
enrollment in MAE 189