Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2768


Design and fabrication of a student competition based racing car

A. A. Faieza*, S. M. Sapuan, M. K. A. Ariffin, B. T. H. T. Baharudin and E. E. Supeni
Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 06 May 2009
  •  Published: 31 May 2009


Design, fabrication and testing of a student competition based racing car are presented in this paper. The competition will encourage students to compete and demonstrate their practical abilities to develop a mini race car. The design guideline is based on the specifications set by the organizer, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia (UTeM) Formula Varsity Car, 2008. Design of the car was carried out using CATIA solid modelling system. The car was fabricated in one of the laboratory in mechanical and manufacturing engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia. The car has been tested for its performance. Two types of test were conducted which were Static Test and Track Test.


Key words: Conceptual design, racing car, static test.