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My senior design project (lots of pics)

This is my last semester for my Motorsports Engineering Technology degree. I chose to model the front end geometry of a late model stock car and use this geometry to determine roll centers, camber, caster, bump steer, anti-dive, etc. This will all be put into a simulation software to see how it all changes throughout the suspension/steering travel. Changes will be made and tested. Lap times and driver feedback will be used to make further changes. Anyways I thought I would share my machining and fabrication adventures with you all. That is just the basic overview of my project. Here are some pics thus far.

The reason for all of the machined ball joints is to get a plane and point with the romer arm. This gives me the true center of rotation. I verified this with the romer arm and got each center of rotation within a couple thousandths.











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very cool man. thanks for the pics


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wow! that is WAY above my automotive knowledge level. Very nice!

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Where are you going to school? I have been taking a serious look at UNC Charlotte for this exact course.

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Where are you going to school? I have been taking a serious look at UNC Charlotte for this exact course.
I am going to ODU but in Martinsville, VA to take the hands on classes through Patrick Henry Community College Motorsports program. I like everything except the lack of things to do in this town

Not many updates on this project right now since I'm in the software simulation phase. Going testing this week though!
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Anything new. Did you finish your degree?

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