Event Title

WyoBaja

Department

Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Dennis Coon

Description

Each year the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) hosts a series of student design competitions to challenge engineering students from around the world to design, build, and race miniature versions of all classes of vehicle. In what is becoming a department tradition, the University of Wyoming’s Mechanical Engineering (UWME) department has sponsored a Senior Design firm to enter SAE’s Mini - Baja dry competition in Pittsburg, Kansas. The compe tition will occur between the 26 th and 29 th of May, 2011. Strict guidelines are implemented to allow the Baja vehicles to safely complete competitive events which can include an endurance race, hill climb, and acceleration test. These guidelines range from roll cage strength to egress drills to braking power requirements. The UWME firm, WyoBaja, spent the fall 2010 semester, in ME 4060, designing a Mini - Baja vehicle. The resulting design focused on saving weight while keeping safety foremost. A roll cage de signed to safely hold a 75in. tall (6’ 3”), 250lb. driver is the focus of the design. The vehicle will be powered by a 10hp Briggs & Stratton® engine.

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WyoBaja

Each year the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) hosts a series of student design competitions to challenge engineering students from around the world to design, build, and race miniature versions of all classes of vehicle. In what is becoming a department tradition, the University of Wyoming’s Mechanical Engineering (UWME) department has sponsored a Senior Design firm to enter SAE’s Mini - Baja dry competition in Pittsburg, Kansas. The compe tition will occur between the 26 th and 29 th of May, 2011. Strict guidelines are implemented to allow the Baja vehicles to safely complete competitive events which can include an endurance race, hill climb, and acceleration test. These guidelines range from roll cage strength to egress drills to braking power requirements. The UWME firm, WyoBaja, spent the fall 2010 semester, in ME 4060, designing a Mini - Baja vehicle. The resulting design focused on saving weight while keeping safety foremost. A roll cage de signed to safely hold a 75in. tall (6’ 3”), 250lb. driver is the focus of the design. The vehicle will be powered by a 10hp Briggs & Stratton® engine.