Browse Publications Technical Papers 2019-28-0007
2019-10-11

Design and Testing of Custom Brake Caliper of a Formula Student Race Car 2019-28-0007

A formula student race car is a car designed and manufactured for speed, performance, and competition. Effective braking is a critical factor for this high performance car. This paper focuses on creating an optimal design of a brake caliper for a formula student race car, selecting a material having high strength to weight ratio considering the ease of manufacturing and low cost and testing it on the race car simulating the actual conditions. The computer-aided design model is created in SolidWorks and is analyzed in ANSYS. The manufactured part is tested by mounting the caliper on the formula student race car to observe the braking performance. The pressure data is logged using a Race Capture Data Logger for a particular run by brake pressure sensor and analysed by GEMS software. The results from the deceleration vs pressure data deviate from the expected results by just 9%, thus validating the design.

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