The leaders are responsible for the overall project. Their tasks include the management of the individual departments, external representation, the overall organisation and the administration of finances and the team members. The students in this department have been part of the team for a long time and have distinguished themselves through their special commitment and prudence.
Body & Aerodynamics department
The vehicle chassis and the aero package of the racing car are produced in the Body department. The full monocoque made of carbon serves as the supporting element for all other components of the car. But they also develop the seat, the pedals and important safety components, such as the crash box. They focus a lot on downforce and fluid simulation when developing and manufacturing the aero package of the vehicle.
Business & Media department
The Business and Media department develops the business plan. This theoretical marketing strategy for the racing car is presented at the various events. They also take care of sponsor acquisition and maintenance, offline and online marketing and the planning of all events.
This department consists of students from diverse study programmes, such as industrial engineering, business administration, communication design, media management and media technology.
The Driverless department is working on an autonomous system for future Scuderia Mensa racing cars. The main tasks include environment recognition, actuator technology and vehicle dynamics control.
The Electrics department works in both the high voltage and low voltage range. The accumulator, motor controllers and converters for our new electric drive are developed here. In addition, the department is in contact with almost every component, whether it is the supply, the control or the validation. They manufacture and plan the wiring harness, take care of data acquisition and evaluation and develop PCBs and cases based on design specifications.
Power- / Drivetrain department
The Drive- & Powertrain department deals with the vehicle’s drive train. This includes the engine, transmission, differential, but also the gearshift and clutch. In this department you will mainly find students of mechanical engineering.
Vehicle Dynamics department
Tyre behaviour, chassis design and driving dynamics – these are the topics the Vehicle Dynamcis department deals with. Moreover, they design a two-part braking force system, the steering gear and the kinematics. They work a lot with CAD, CAE and ADAMS simulations.
Former members of the Scuderia Mensa, who help us with advice and support.