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dc.contributor.advisor Daniel Frey. en_US Schiller, Brad W en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US 2008-02-27T22:30:21Z 2008-02-27T22:30:21Z 2007 en_US 2007 en_US
dc.description Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2007. en_US
dc.description.abstract 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. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Brad W. Schiller. en_US
dc.format.extent 40 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.title 2007 Formula SAE pedal box en_US
dc.title.alternative Two thousand and seven Formula SAE pedal box en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.B. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 191801934 en_US

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