Formula Group T is a project run by Belgian masterstudents in engineering from GROUP T who designed and built a small electric vehicle and compete with other universities worldwide in the Formula Student competitions during the summer. Areion was built last year and students are now developing the runner up, Eve.
These days are your last chance to help us charge Eve! For every volt (5 euro) you get one chance to win your name on Eve! The winner will be picked at the roll-out on the 24th of may. More information can be found here: http://formulagroupt.be/charges
Last weeks the connectors for the high voltage system arrived. One of these connectors from TE will connect the battery pack to the drive and one will be used as High voltage disconnect to disconnect the High Voltage when we are working on the car. We would like to thank TE for their support!
Stewal provided us with the front rod-ends today. These form the connection between the A-arms and the uprights. Also our pull-rod is connected to these parts. This will make sure our damper will move together with the front wheels. The high quality finish is typical for Stewals' extensive quality control. Every part gets checked after production this ensures us that each angle and dimension of our rod-ends is according to our design. This will save us a lot of work during assembly. Big thanks to Stewal for their fast and high quality work.
The wheel hubs are fully finished and ready to be assembled in the rear uprights. The hub is the main part of the wheel assembly where the bearings, rims, speed sensors and brake rotors are connected to. The rear hub also provides the housing for the tripod coupling to transfer the torque from the axles to the wheels. The production of the aluminum rear hubs was done with great precision by ES Tooling. The production of the aluminum front hubs was done by Technofutur with great quality.
Before the hub was assembled, the hub received a special surface treatment, named QMT, to raise its fatigue resistance and lowering the surface...
Eve is the culmination of ten months of intensive design, labour and construction. Like Areion, Eve is again a showcase of innovation and cutting-edge technology by a close and successful cooperation with our numerous partners.
You are therefore very welcome on our car presentation on Friday, May 24th, from 18u00 in 'De Hoorn' in Leuven, with guest speakers Lieven Scheire and Ivo Belet.
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Last week we finished the assembly of the Battery Management System (BMS) at Emrol. The self-designed Next Generation BMS is the key electronics parts of Eve, it consists of 5 different PCBs: BMS Master PCB, BMS Slave PCB, BMS Busbar Top PCB, BMS Busbar Bottom PCB and BMS Connection PCB. The BMS is able to measure up to 300 Lithium-ion cells inside the Battery pack, it continuous measures the cell parameters with the finest precision like Voltage, Current, Temperature, State of Charge… We would like to thank Emrol for their technical support and professional help.
Yesterday we received all the switches and buttons of Apem, together with the LEDs that already arrived they will become the controls for the driver. The buttons and LEDs are waterproof automotive components and will assure good functionality. The Emergency switches will be used at both sides of the car and are part of the shutdown system of the battery pack. We would like to thank Apem for their support.
Today the milled pieces from Quantor arrived. Next to the lightweight aluminum casing that will be used for the steering system Quantor also produced the spacers and bushings for the wheel hub assembly. Also some terminals and PVC plates for the battery pack were produced here. Thanks to the support of Quantor we now are again a step further in the production of our car Eve.
Yesterday we received all the parts from E.S. Tooling and they look great! Apart from the gears and bearings they produced every single transmission piece of Eve, with great precision. The anodized blue housing will certainly catch people’s eye at the events and provides the finishing touch. We would like to thank everyone at ES Tooling for the pleasant collaboration and their work input to bring the design into reality. The assembly will soon take place at the brand new location of E.S. Tooling in Zwartberg, Genk; updates will follow!
Besides building Eve, the team is also busy with recruiting new members for next year’s team. We’re looking for motivated 3rd BAC students, especially electronics and electromechanics, who are interested in a 2-year master. Always wanted to put the theory in practice? Are you interested in working with companies and be part of a team? Come and join Formula Group T!
Do you have questions? Just mail to recruitment-at-formulagroupt.be and we will be glad to answer them for you. If you are interested in joining our adventure, send your CV and motivation letter to recruitmenta-at-formulagroupt.be before Wednesday, May 1. We will then...