AUSRT solar car

The Adelaide University Solar Racing Team (AUSRT) has refined Lumen II to compete in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (BWSC).

The BWSC is a 3000km race from Darwin to Adelaide in a vehicle powered completely by solar energy. The project aim is to compete in the challenger class by refining, building, and installing components⁠—as well as testing and optimising the existing and new components to increase reliability and performance. The components worked on by this years' team are: new wheel assemblies to decrease loses from friction; suspension brackets to improve ride height and comfort; a new roll hoop to allow for a lower canopy, and eliminating gaps between the roof and body improving aerodynamics; and a new solar array to increase power generation therefore increasing top cruising speed. As well as other smaller modifications all together serving to make the 2019 solar car a much more competitive and reliable car.

Theme
Future energy and resources

Booth
FE89

School
Mechanical Engineering

Exhibitors
Travis Bury
Jayden Husson
Fan Jia

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