2007 Formula SAE pedal box
Author(s)Schiller, Brad W
Two thousand and seven Formula SAE pedal box
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
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The purpose of this thesis is the design and implementation of the pedal box for the 2007 MIT Formula SAE car. Formula SAE is a collegiate competition in which groups of degree seeking students design and manufacture small formula style race cars to compete on design, cost, marketing, and performance. The pedal box is an integral part of the vehicle as the driver directly interacts with it making ergonomic considerations integral to the success of the design. The 2007 pedal box design emphasizes design for manufacture, adjustability, ergonomics and weight savings. An innovative design decreases the amount of space needed for the pedal box through the use of vertically mounted master cylinders while allowing for the d.river to adjust front to rear brake bias, brake pedal ratio, and location in the car. The design also causes a significant reduction in complexity and weight through a decrease in the number of components needed for manufacture.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2007.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology