CAE software aids Formula SAE racers


Within the development process the students from the Cal Poly Pomona Formula SAE team revert to several design (CAD) and engineering (CAE) tools to obtain the best possible results. In the last two seasons, members of the CPPFSAE team have started to apply also Altair’s HyperWorks Suite, especially to design composite structures. This year, the team successfully employed the CAE Suite to design new carbon-fibre wheel shells for their car, with a goal of increasing wheel stiffness and decreasing unsprung mass.