Impact Attenuator Testing
The impact attenuator (IA) is a structure that is placed at the front of the vehicle to absorb energy in case of impact. As part of competition requirements, we had to demonstrate our IA's ability to do this. I built the test IA that was used to record this data (as shown in images on the left)
2022 Season Summary
This was my first year with the formula racing team at Brown. I came to the team with no machining experience and was taught by upperclassmen. My first semester I spent working on small, new member projects which varied week by week. I spent time machining link caps, and inserts, working on the test impact attenuator, the wiring harness, and designing the clutch handle. During the second semester, I was put in charge of machining and assembling the suspension elements of the car. This involved primarily manufacturing the wheel flanges, assembling the wheel packages, and tuning the suspension of the car in order to maximize driveability. Throughout the semester, I also rebuilt the team's three computers enabling faster processing and CAD modeling for future years to come.