Abstract

The paper addresses the modelling, validation, and analysis of an FSAE car. The aim is to devise a method for enhancing its dynamic performance. The validation of the model is carried out in acceleration, skidpad and slalom tests, against the experimental data recorded within the 2018 FSAE competition in Varano de’ Melegari (Italy). It is shown that the skidpad and slalom performance can be significantly enhanced by varying the trim of the car, namely toe, camber, steering geometry and anti-roll bars. Implications on steering characteristics are also discussed, for investigating the effects on handling.

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