- Formula Hybrid
Formula Hybrid is a
designand engineeringchallenge for undergraduateand graduate collegeand universitystudents. Started at the Thayer School of Engineeringat Dartmouth College, and sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers, the competition is a spinoff of the Formula SAEcompetition based on hybrid vehicletechnology. They must design, build, and compete an open-wheel, single-seat race car. This car must conform to a formula which emphasizes drive traininnovation and fuel efficiencyin a high-performance application.
The Formula Hybrid student automotive design competition encourages the development of hybrid automotive drive trains with an emphasis on efficiency in a high-performance application. Improved efficiency in an automotive drive system can be used to increase fuel economy, performance, or both.
Like Formula SAE events, the Hybrid competition includes an acceleration test,
autocrossand endurance events, as well as engineering and construction static events. Unlike Formula SAE, Formula Hybrid events put a greater emphasis on drive train innovation and fuel efficiency.
In the 2007 Formula Hyrbid International Competition, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University was awarded "The Most Innovative Design" award, 1st place overall in the United States, and 2nd place overall in the world. McGill University from Canada took the overall top finish in the world. Yale University was 3rd overall.
At the second annual competition, held May 5-7, 2008, the results were:
McGill Universitywith 867.28 of a possible 1000 points;
# Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach with 724.62; and
Illinois Institute of Technology(car 6) with 664.10 points. [http://formula-hybrid.org/2008-scores-final.xls]
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