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ace0819At the Michigan Speedway International in the USA, the racing team of the University of Stuttgart recently won the overall ranking at Formula SAE for the fourth time in a row. This year, the committed Swabians also took the Energy Management Award from ACE Shock with in the country.

Awarded for the second time by the parent company of ACE Shock Absorber, 2019 is endowed with 2250 US Dollars and recognizes innovative energy management solutions. This mainly involves the absorption of harmful energy for the respective construction by means of damping or safety technology. The Stuttgart prevailed in this student competition against more than 20 applicants. Second and third place were taken by race teams from Montreal universities in Canada and Michigan.

The Stuttgart racing team is characterized by the consistent implementation of a lightweight construction method in the development of racing cars. The related work was also the key to winning the ACE Energy Management Award. The Stuttgart-based company was one of only a few teams to carry out practical analyzes of the influence of vibrations on the performance and dynamics of their vehicle. In addition, an innovative crash element made of a composite of CFRP and aramid was a central aspect of the safety concept. With the development of a carbon fiber and aramid Impact Attenuator, they have succeeded in developing an absorption structure that weighs less than half of a comparable element on one side and absorbs some of the energy of 9000 J on the other side Reliably protect driver and vehicle.

The Formula SAE is 1981's first international design competition for student teams and their own racing cars.


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