Formula Electric


Learn about our Formula Electric team!

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About the Team

UMSAE Polar Bear Racing Electric is the youngest team of the UMSAE organization. Polar Bear Racing designs an open wheel electric formula style race car each school year to compete in internationally renowned competitions around the world hosted by SAE International and it's associates. This provides students the opportunity to apply their knowledge and take their skills to the next level. The unique challenges of designing an electric vehicle require the skills of a variety of engineering disciplines including mechanical, electrical and computer engineering.

Faculty Advisor

 

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The Faculty Advisor is selected by the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba. He or she is responsible for consulting with  Executive Committee Officers on all matters pertaining to SAE International, branch policies and the Faculty of Engineering as required.

 

2018-2019 Team

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 Atlanta Geleta, Team Lead

Atlanta Geleta, Team Lead

 Sean Geary, Electrical Systems Officer

Sean Geary, Electrical Systems Officer

 Maxim Zolotarev, Mechanical Systems Officer

Maxim Zolotarev, Mechanical Systems Officer

 Jordan Hofer, Frame & Body Lead

Jordan Hofer, Frame & Body Lead

 
 
 Jolene Kozak, Auxillary Control Unit Lead (ACU)

Jolene Kozak, Auxillary Control Unit Lead (ACU)

 Troy Eskilson, Vehicle Control Unit Lead (VCU)

Troy Eskilson, Vehicle Control Unit Lead (VCU)

 Martin Rickey, Software Lead

Martin Rickey, Software Lead

 Emma McTavish, Driver Interface Lead

Emma McTavish, Driver Interface Lead

 
 
 Connor Duester, Suspension Lead

Connor Duester, Suspension Lead

 Charles Buenafe, Brakes & Uprights Co-Lead

Charles Buenafe, Brakes & Uprights Co-Lead

 Arpan Singh, Brakes & Uprights Co-Lead

Arpan Singh, Brakes & Uprights Co-Lead

 Michael Rempel Boschman, Powertrain Lead

Michael Rempel Boschman, Powertrain Lead

 

 
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SAE Competition

The SAE Competition has two seperate areas where points are available. Here is some information about these two areas.


Dynamic Events

 
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Acceleration

The Acceleration even evaluates the car's ability to accelerate in a straight line. A 75 meter long straight track is used. 

 
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Skidpad

The Skid-Pad measures the cornering ability of each vehicle on a flat surface in a constant radius turn.

 
 
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Autocross

The Autocross event tests each car's ability to manoeuvrer and handle on a tight 1 kilometer long course.

 
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Endurance

The Endurance heat is a 22 km closed course event designed to evaluate the overall performance and durability.

 

Static Events

 

Technical Inspection

This inspection determines that the prototype vehicle meets the competition rules and requirements.

 

Cost Report

A comprehensive cost report detailing all incurred costs in producing the designed vehicle is submitted to the prior to the competition and is reviewed by a panel of judges.

 
 
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Design Report

The objective of the engineering design event is to evaluate the engineering effort that went into the design of the vehicle and how the engineering meets the intent of the market, as detailed by the rulebook. 

 
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Business Presentation

The objective of the presentation event is to evaluate the team’s ability to develop and deliver a comprehensive business case that will convince the executives of a corporation that the team’s design best meets the demands of the amateur, weekend competition market. 

 

 
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