Formula SAE Design, Test, Tune, and Setup: A Design of Experiment Approach 2003-01-1320
The Design of Experiment (DOE) method is becoming an industry standard for testing procedures. Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) Formula SAE (FSAE) applied a DOE to a FSAE racecar in an attempt to efficiently and effectively focus their time, money, and personnel. The testing resulted in an optimum setup for each FSAE dynamic event, the sensitivity of nine vehicle parameters on vehicle performance, and the responsive interconnected relationships between parameters. As a result, future designs are easily focused towards the areas with the biggest potential performance gains saving time, money, and personnel.