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STUDENT FORMULA JAPAN

In this competition, students themselves organize a team to plan, design and produce a small formula-style racing car. However, the competition focuses on the overall activities surrounding object creation; in other words, not only the running performance, but also the car concept and design, as well as cost and other aspects of the vehicle. While creating their cars, students acquire a wide range of practical knowledge not limited to only machinery and electronics, and also strive to increase performance, reduce costs, and improve the marketability of their vehicle. This in turn sharpens their ability to self-identify and resolve problems-skills that are nowadays expected of young engineers and students. Leadership and teamwork among members is essential as well, and students gain valuable experience through object creation “MONO-ZUKURI” while also directly experiencing the magnificence and fun of creating objects.

Japan SAE

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Philosophy of the Competition

  • The competition will contribute to revitalize engineering education at universities and national colleges of technology by providing opportunities for object creation.
  • Students themselves will organize a team to develop and produce a small racing car in the formula style, so that they can learn the essence of object creation and its relevant processes, and feel for themselves the difficulty, interest and enjoyment of object creation.
  • The competition will focus on the overall activities surrounding object creation, in other words not only the running performance, but also the marketing, the planning, the design, the production and the cost aspects of a vehicle.
  • The competition is an opportunity for students to improve their own abilities and to provide an opportunity for them to present their skills as valuable resources to companies

COMPETITION CATEGORY

Cost Event

This competition aims to teach competitors that budget and cost management are important factors that must be considered in vehicle manufacturing activities. While comparing with the actual vehicle, checks are conducted of (1) the cost accuracy of a cost report submitted in advance and (2) manufacturing quality and workmanship, etc., of each team’s vehicle. Further, the costs detailed in the report and vehicle compliance are examined. An oral question session is conducted concerning the component manufacturing process, etc., of two components that are standard purchased items. Based on this, the competitors’ knowledge and level of understanding is assessed.

Presentation Event

This competition aims to assess the competitors’ presentation skills. The hypothetical background scenario of the presentation is that the presenter must“sell to a director of a manufacturing company the outstanding design features of their vehicle.

Design Event

An evaluation will be conducted based on pre-submitted design materials and the vehicle itself. This evaluation will look at (a) what type of technologies have been utilized in the vehicle, (b) what ingenious techniques and approaches have been utilized, and (c) whether the adopted technologies are suitable for market release. More specifically, an oral question session is conducted concerning such matters as the appropriateness of the design of the vehicle body and structural components, the degree of innovation, workability, ease of maintenance and assemblability.

Acceleration Event

0-75m acceleration test. A time competition in which 2 drivers from each team run twice each (4 times in total).

Skidpad Event

Corning performance evaluation on a figure-of-eight course. A time competition in which 2 drivers from each team run twice each (4 times in total).

Autocross Event

Competitors run 1 full lap of a roughly 950m course that includes straights, bends, a slalom and a chicane. A time competition in which 2 drivers from each team run twice each (4 times in total). The start order of “Endurance” is determined according to the team performance of Autocross.

Endurance Event

Competitors run 20 laps of a roughly 1,000m course that includes straights, bends, a slalom and a chicane. The vehicle’s overall performance and reliability are evaluated based on running speed.

Fuel Efficiency Event

An evaluation is conducted based on the fuel consumption during endurance running.

OUR ACHIEVEMENT

2015

  • 186th World Result
  • 29th Overall Result in Student Formula Japan
  • 47th Acceleration Event
  • 44th Skidpad Event
  • 25th Presentation Event
  • 49th Cost & Manufacturing Event
  • 41st Design Event
  • 28th Endurance Event
  • 5th Efficiency Event

2016

  • 187th World Result
  • 30th Overall Result in Student Formula Japan
  • 16th Acceleration Event
  • 26th Skidpad Event
  • 24th Autocross Event
  • 18th Presentation Event
  • 35th Cost & Manufacturing Event
  • 53th Design Event
  • 33th Endurance Event
  • 14th Efficiency Event

2017

  • 240th World Result
  • 52nd Overall Result in Student Formula Japan
  • 24th Acceleration Event
  • 18th Skidpad Event
  • 35th Autocross Event
  • 34th Presentation Event
  • 41st Cost & Manufacturing Event
  • 71st Design Event
  • 61st Endurance Event
  • 47th Efficiency Event

2018

  • 105th World Result
  • 21th Overall Result in Student Formula Japan
  • 26th Acceleration Event
  • 18th Skidpad Event
  • 30th Autocross Event
  • 13th Presentation Event
  • 31st Cost & Manufacturing Event
  • 43rd Design Event
  • 19th Endurance Event
  • 14th Efficiency Event
  • JAMA Chairman Awards

2019

  • 112th World Result
  • 38th Overall Result in Student Formula Japan
  • 31st Acceleration Event
  • 36th Skidpad Event
  • 30th Autocross Event
  • 22nd Presentation Event
  • 19th Cost & Manufacturing Event
  • 62th Design Event
  • 29th Endurance Event
  • 24th Efficiency Event