Simulator

Designed Car race simulation

This Simulator below is a mathematical model of a student designed car on the 100m figure of 8 track. It is not a 100% accurate simulation as it approximates a generic car configuration. It is, however, a safe space to experiment with the parameters of your car before you begin construction. This simulator will demonstrate the differences of different gear ratios, of wheel sizes, of a three wheeled vs four wheeled car, the impact of an electronics unit, and the savings gained from weight reduction, aerodynamics and drag, and improvements to rolling resistance.

If you supply the model with accurate input data the resulting predictions are typically within 5% of results obtained from track testing.

Model Solar Car Simulator Instructions
Fig 8 Track Simulation.xls