WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN ￼
AER will be competing at Formula SAE Lincoln, a very demanding and intensive event. All teams must pass static and dynamic technical inspections. There are five dynamic events created to test the design and performance of the car. Additionally, three presen- tations must be submitted to document and evaluate the team’s cost efficiency, business plan and organization, and engineering design.
Business Presentation: Assesses the team’s ability to compile a business plan for an engineering firm that brings their car to market most effectively.
Cost Report: Appraises the team’s ability to efficiently and effectively balance the performance of the vehicle with the cost of designing and manufacturing the car.
Design: Evaluate the team’s ability to apply engineering practices in the design, production, and evaluation of all subsystems on the car.
Autocross: Evaluates the car’s maneuverability and handling qualities based on acceleration, braking, and corning.
Endurance: Evaluates the overall performance of the car and to test the car’s durability and reliability.
Efficiency: Evaluates the car’s energy efficiency by monitoring energy usage during the endurance heat.
Skid-pad: Two heats that mea- sures the car’s cornering ability on a flat surface while making a constant-radius turn.
Acceleration: Evaluates the car’s acceleration in a straight line on a flat 75m strip of pavement.