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Motorsport MSc Group Design Project Presentation Day, 8th May 2013

03 Apr 2013

Cranfield University would like to invite you to the Group Design Project Presentation Day for the Motorsport Engineering and Management Masters Programme at Cranfield University to be held on 8th May.

The group design project forms an important element of the education and assessment process for our Masters students. The group design project is an applied, multidisciplinary team-based activity, providing students with the opportunity to apply principles taught during their MSc course. It is an important component of the MSc which is accredited by the IMechE, IET and RAeS. The Presentation Day provides the students with an opportunity to present their work to an audience of industry representatives, academics and their peers.

Cranfield Motorsport MSc group design projects have proven very successful in developing new conceptual designs which are now implemented in competition vehicles and have even influenced sporting regulations. The nature of the work is very much applied with the students accessing facilities and equipment here at Cranfield together with support from the academic team and motorsport practitioners, including Adrian Reynard who has provided considerable support to the MSc programme.

This year’s Motorsport MSc group design project focuses on the design of active aerodynamics for the Reynard Inverter and the quantification of their performance benefits. The four student teams will each present their work followed by audience Q&As. Former Motorsport MSc student Josef Holden, who is now at the Marussia F1 Team, will present his 2011-12 Motorsport MSc thesis project work on the construction of a race strategy and set-up optimisation package for a DRS enabled World Series by Renault FR3.5 car which was supported by Fortec. Josef will be awarded the Adrian Reynard Prize for the Best Thesis Project at Graduation in June of this year. Adrian Reynard will provide an overview of the development of the Reynard Inverter.

Refreshments and a networking buffet lunch will be provided as shown in the attached programme. The MSA Prize will be awarded for the best student team presentation and the Racecar Engineering Prize for the best poster.

If you would like to attend, please complete the online registration form.

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