Welcome to the Scuderia Mensa...

...the Formula Student racing team of the University of Applied Science RheinMain

Our SPR14E in Hockenheim

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Rollout SPR14E

On 14 June we presented our new race car SPR14E - static and dynamic.
It weighs 215kg, has 1100Nm and max speed of 140km/h.

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Many thanks to Opel, that they made avaivable the auditorium in Rüsselsheim. And for the presentation of the Opel Monza Concept, as well as other interesting cars
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The high voltage accumulator

Our high voltage accumulator consists of 192 LiPo cells from the manufacturer Melasta Ltd. assembled in a 96s2p configuration. The nominal energy content is 5.63kWh at a total weight of only 48kg, holding system included.
One stack consists of 24 cells in a 12s2p configuration, of which we have eight in our accumulator.
We want to thank ASP Lasertechnik a lot for laser welding our cells. We also want to thank AVG Oberflächentechnik very much for the nickel coating of our aluminium busbars and also thank Müller Ahlhorn GmbH. for sponsoring the fireproof and nonconductive Macrolon for our accumulator housing. Thanks a lot also to ISW Wiesbaden Technik for gluing the housing.
Our self designed BMS system monitors our cell temperature and voltage steadily and is able to react very quickly in cases of danger through our generic can bus.

We are all already very excitedly thinking of the performance test. We are going to test charging and discharging at maximum permissible values of the cells and check the temperatures of the cell and busbar connections using an IR camera. We will also test all safety electronics like the pre- and discharge system and the emergency circuit.

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Thanks to

Franz Lorenz GmbH for manufaturing our welding template.

With the welding template the suspension brackets can be welded exactly to our frame.

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News from the shop

Right now, the carbon tubes for the suspension are glued.

The aluminium sleeves are glued into the carbon tubes. The bearings are pressed into the ballheads.

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The HV-Box is completed!

Thanks to InfraServ Wiesbaden Technik GmH & Co.KG, they manufactured the HV-Box for us again.

Some safety PCBs are built in the HV-Box together with the energymeter of the events.

 

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Thanks to

the company Klingspor Schleifsysteme GmbH & Co.KG that makes us different abrasives available!

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The slaves of the BMS (Battery-Management-System) are finished!

 

The slaves will measure the temperature and the voltage of the cells.

Thanks to: Linear Technologies, Analog Devices, PCB Pool, NXP, Löhnert Industriebedarf, Heraeus, Molex und Würth Elektronik

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Thanks to

Loctite that they sponsored us many adhesives and sealants!

Frame production of the SPR14E

The frame production is in full swing!

Here are the first pictures of the construction of our new racecar: Pictures

Our electrical engineers are well equipped!

Thanks to Herth+Buss. They sponsored us a crimping tool, three RMS multimeters, a lot of cable ties, head shrink tubes and much more.

We are really looking forward!

Our long-standing sponsor Hübinger Transporte GmbH supported us this year. A special thanks to Wiesbaden!

The company Hübinger drove our racing cars and all required tools and materials too numerous racing events, such as Hockenheim, Barcelona and Varano de 'Melegari.

The rear wheel carriers are finished!

 

Again a big thanks to the Adam Opel AG!

Our rear wheel carrier weights 437g and was made of Aluminium EN AW 7075 T6.

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Waterjet Cutting

 

Many thanks to our standing sponsor KMT Waterjet!

This year they jet cut important components, among others the steering wheel, the busbars and the cell connectors.

Thanks to

 

Conrad Electronic that they sponsored us electronic attachments.

New rocker

 

Many Thanks to the prototype department of the Adam Opel AG.
They manufactured our new rocker and the rear dampermount

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News from the racing team

 

Today the team get together at the workshop to talk about last constructive changes and administrative things. Furthermore we started to manufacture the wiring harness.

Thanks to IPROTEX GmbH & Co. KG. They sponsored us the woven ribbon which will protect the wires.

The feedstock


Thanks to RM-Stahlhandel GmbH, they sponsor us the metallic feedstocks.

Our DC/DC-Converter PCB has arrived


Thanks to SLS-GmbH, they manufactured a PCB with 70µm thick trace pitch for the LV current of max 13A.

Formula Student Austria 2014 - We're in!

The Scuderia Mensa has successfully registered for the event of the Formula Student Austria 2014!

The event will be held on the 17th to the 20th of August 2014 in Spielberg.

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The programming of the dSPACE MicroAutoBox begins!

 

In Wiesbaden our IT department adjust the motor and program the dSPACE MicroAutoBox.

Many thanks to dSPACE that you sponsor us the soft and hardware.

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New reading

 

Thanks to Springer Verlag for the sponsorship of books!

New connectors

In the moment we prepare the wiring of our LV and HV components.

Thanks to  Dräxlmaier, Delphi and TE Connectivity, they sponsor us the connectors.

Thank you!

Thank you PCB-POOL for the HMI-board. And thanks to Electronic Assembly for the LCD-display, that will show the driver a lot of informations.

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New Year's Reception 2014

 

The Scuderia Mensa was at the New Year's reception of the Rüsselsheim trade association.

New Year's Event 2014

On 11th January we had our New Year's Party with sponsors, supporters and friends of Scuderia Mensa.

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Hockenheim 2014 here we come!

After a few exciting minutes we have been informed that we made it to be one of the participants at the Formula Student Germany 2014 event.

The event takes place from July 29th to August 3th in Hockenheim.

We go to Barcelona!

The Scuderia Mensa will be back in Spain. Formula Student Spain 2014 event will be held on the 28th to the 31st of August 2014 at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Thanks to

 

the company Berkenkamp GmbH! They have made ​​us 30 welding bodies out of aluminium.

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非常感谢

New pump for the cooling system:
We want to thank our new sponsor VOVYO Technology Co., Ltd. for the new high power cooling fluid pump.
By using this new and high power 50W pump we reach a 50% lower weight compared to the last years pump. We also higher the flow rate and by the way also the cooling power of our system. Through a customized control we are able to manage the speed of the pump by using an analog.