The Formula SAE Michigan competition takes place each year in Brooklyn, Michigan at the Michigan International Speedway bringing together more than 100 teams from around the world including: Austria, Canada, Germany, South Korea and the United States. The Formula SAE competition challenges teams of university students to design, develop, fabricate, and build a small Formula-style race car. Teams typically spend 8 to 12 months preparing their vehicles for race day. Over the course of the 4-day competition, the race cars are judged in a series of static and dynamic including: design, cost and manufacturing, presentation, acceleration, skidpad, autocross, fuel economy, and endurance. The team with the highest number of total points out of the possible 1000 is crowned the champion.
The 2017 Formula SAE Michigan event was held at the Michigan International Speedway on May 10-13, 2017.
Online Workshop | Applications of CFD in Formula SAE
During this 4-session online workshop, students will receive a hands-on, interactive introduction to the fundamentals of race car aerodynamics and CFD from leading motorsport aerodynamics experts. Completing the course will enable participants to create precise CFD simulations of their car design and improve their own CFD methodology.
Students who attend the sessions and complete all four homework assignments will receive a SimScale Certificate of Completion which can be added to a resume or course profile on Linkedin.
Presenters and Guest Speakers for this Course
- Torbjörn Larsson, Former Head of CFD at Sauber, BMW and Ferrari
- Rene Hilhorst, Former Head of Aerodynamics at Toyota Motorsport
- Niklas Pfeiffer, Head of Aerodynamics, eMotorsports Cologne Formula Student Team
- Milad Mafi, Academic Program Manager at SimScale
Become a SimScale Sponsored Team
Take your designs to the next level with access to a powerful engineering simulation software for CFD, FEA, and Thermal Analysis. SimScale provides cloud-based engineering simulation software for university teams participating in Formula Student UK.
You can apply to be a SimScale Sponsored Team with the following benefits:
Apply for Sponsorship
- One team account
- Access to unlimited core hours and private projects
- Premium SimScale support via chat
Access our brand assets including SimScale vector logos, colors, and brand guidelines.
Optimizing Formula SAE Design
During this webinar, we will show you how the SimScale web-based FEA and CFD simulation platform can be utilized by the Formula SAE teams for designing their Formula-style race cars.
Best Software for Students
Since the early 1980’s, the Formula SAE competition (also known as “Formula Student”) has been the perfect compliment to the classroom-focused engineering college curriculum.