Dear friends, dear supporters and dear fans!
We are back with a new update from the development period of EDGE15.
TU Wien Racing Season Outline
October is here and with that, our season of EDGE14 is officially over and our team is turning over a new leaf. With the lessons learned from last season, we eagerly start the new adventure with EDGE15 with the accumulated knowledge from the previous seasons.
While the end of the season goes hand in hand with the goodbyes of many members, we may also welcome a lot of new faces to our team at the same time. A TU Wien Racing year starts in October and November with the recruiting phase and then further with the onboarding of our new members to give them on the one hand an insight into our team history and on the other hand to prepare them for the different modules. At the same time the rest of the team is working on the concept development, the first step of our season schedule, for our new car, the EDGE15.
The development of a race car for a new season is a multi-step process that begins with rough concept identification. Depending on whether comprehensive new developments or incremental improvements are planned, this process starts at the beginning of the season or months before it begins. A comprehensive new development of the monocoque is scheduled for the 2023/24 season, marking the start of a new development cycle.
Once the concept has been defined, the next step is to design and construct the individual components of the race car. It is crucial to pay attention to how each design decision affects the overall vehicle and the co-developers. Components are designed and simulated in various software programs, such as CATIA, KiCad or MATLAB, until the final design is determined, which is intended to ensure the maximum performance of the race car with the best possible reliability.
The design phase is followed by manufacturing, often considered one of the most challenging parts of the process. Here, the entire team works together to transform the components from computer design to reality. The manufacturing time varies depending on the complexity of the components and can range from hours to months.
Finally, all the individual parts are assembled and the team celebrates the successful completion of this phase with the rollout. With the race car completed, the phase of intensive testing begins. The team goes out on test tracks to ensure that the race car lives up to its performance promises. Every detail is checked to identify potential sources of error and rectify them in good time so that the race car is in top form for the upcoming competitions.
Then the time has come, it is time to demonstrate the car's capabilities. TU Vienna Racing competes against other student teams on race tracks throughout Europe and aims to dominate the world rankings and take home numerous trophies.
If you know TU Wien Racing for a long time, you will not hear about Peak Technology for the first time. The company has been our loyal partner since the foundation of our team more than 15 years ago!
Peak Technology is one of the world's most interesting high-tech companies in the field of development and production of fiber composite lightweight structures. In the industrial sectors of aviation, aerospace and motor sports, Peak Technology has a breadth of knowledge and experience that makes it unique.
Thanks to the cooperation with Peak Technology, the production of all carbon parts is made possible for us through the support with prepreg material and auxiliary materials as well as the use of an autoclave. Furthermore, our engine production would not be possible without their active contribution.
We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your professional and personal support and hope for many more years together! Without you, our team would not be where it is today - Thank you Peak Technology!
Bis dahin! Euer TU Wien Racing