We use the Go Kart on Mechanical Group Design modules of the BEng and MEng Mechanical Engineering undergraduate degree courses to help provide 'hands on' application of theoretical knowledge taught in other stages of the Mechanical Engineering courses.
Typical studies conducted using the Go Kart include:
- Frame Design – including material selection and simple structural analysis;
- Vehicle Dynamics – including working from a vehicle performance requirement to derive high-level specifications for vehicle sub-systems such as the engine, gearbox, braking system, and tyres;
- IC Engine – including, for example, engine selection, cooling system design, exhaust and air inlet sizing, compressor or turbo-charger requirements.