Introducing Tristan Cortez, the 2020-21 Chief Engineer of Anteater Formula Racing

Introducing Tristan Cortez, the 2020-21 Chief Engineer of Anteater Formula Racing Anteater Formula Racing, the UC Irvine Formula SAE Internal Combustion Team, constantly evolves. Experienced students graduate, with new members joining to steer it towards its goals. New cars are designed, built, tested and raced using new technology while navigating an ever-revised FSAE rulebook. Even […]

Anteater Racing Goes Virtual For This Year’s SAE CDS Competitions

In March, with 3 months to go before Formula SAE California and 1 month before Baja SAE Arizona, the organizers of the SAE Collegiate Design Series competitions called off the in-person “dynamic” events due to the dangers presented by COVID-19. However, the presentation-based “static” events are set to take place beginning this week via video […]

February Update from Anteater Formula Racing

Anteater Formula Racing’s engineers have been hard at work getting our car, Jinx, built and running. Halfway into UCI’s Winter Quarter, we have some awesome updates to share from four of our sub-teams: Aerodynamics: We’re manufacturing our airfoils for the front and rear wings. This involves cutting large foam molds via computer numerical control (CNC) which […]

Selecting a Final Drive Ratio for AFR’s Jinx (and Why It’s Critical to Get Right)

by Matt McMurry The Driveline Sub-system handles power delivery from the engine to the rear wheels and must design components that deliver power as quickly as possible. Acceleration performance is such a critical part of our competition that each decision can mean gaining or losing several places in the overall result. There are many factors […]

AER: Developing a Comfortable Driver Fit with an Ergonomics Jig

Written by: Anteater Electric Racing Media To produce results in the Formula SAE Competition, the ergonomics of the driver are just as important as the performance. Our 2020 FSAE Electric Racecar, named Ampeater, holds many components into a very small chassis, therefore making ergonomics critical to the operation of the vehicle. To resolve this problem, […]