Warrendale, PA (PRWEB) May 22, 2014
SAE International announces list of winners at the F1 in Schools U.S./Canada National Championships, which was held May 16-17 at Michigan International Speedway. 21 teams and 105 students from schools in Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta participated in the competition.
Managed by SAE International, F1 in Schools introduces middle and high school aged students to the engineering process.
The full list of winners includes:
Using 3D CAD (Computer-Assisted Design) software, participating teams design a Formula One™ car of the future. The aerodynamics of their design is analyzed for drag co-efficiency in a Virtual Reality Wind Tunnel using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) software. Then, using 3D CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacture) software, the team evaluates the most efficient machining strategy to make the car out of balsa wood using a CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) Router.
For more information about the F1 in Schools U.S./Canada National Championships, visit http://f1inschools.sae.org/.
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