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Vehicle Dynamics

Team XIII

The suspension is the only part of the car that is directly in contact with the track through the tires. The vehicle dynamics department is responsible for controlling this interaction as well as ensuring the desired driving characteristics of the car. Every component is self-designed and checked such that the car is safe and as lightweight as possible.

Dennis Koens

Chief Vehicle Dynamics

The suspension of a racing car may look like a random arrangement of tubes that runs from the body of the car to the wheels. However, there is actually quite some though behind the layout of these tubes. It influences the handling of the car heavily. Dedicated software is used to calculate the handling properties of different arrangements. Another part of the suspension is placed inside the body of the car. For the front this is packaged into the monocoque. These components are therefore highly dependent on each other. I help to make sure that these interfaces are managed well.

Tim van de Weijer

Chief Vehicle Dynamics

A new car comes with a new suspension. My responsibility is to ensure that all suspension components are designed in time for production while assuring quality and managing all interface between the suspension components and interfaces with other departments. The goal is to increase the cars performance by designing everything as lightweight as possible while safety, durability and ease of maintenance is ensured.

Covid-19 update

Due to the situation we are all in, the team is currently working from home. Health and safety will always go first, which is why we follow the guidelines of the TU Delft in this respect and do not work in the workplace on campus. From home, we will do everything in our power to develop the next-generation hydrogen racecar!

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