Team 2015 of Revolve NTNU consists of 50 members from 13 different engineering disciplines and all years of study. Together we will design and build Revolve NTNUs next electric race car. Hard work and close cooperation makes a strong team that is essential for everything we do. Meet our team.
The board is responsible for managing the organization and the project. The board works closely with the group leaders to ensure that development projects are feasible, progression is made and budgets are kept. In addition, the board is responsible for the development of the organization, HSE and all other aspects included in the management of an engineering firm.
The marketing group are responsible for sponsorship agreements and follow-up, marketing and public relations as well as our web site and social media profiles. The group plans and carry out our yearly Revolve Day and the official unveiling of the car. At the competition the marketing group is responsible for the business presentation.
The group is responsible for the converter-system accepting electrical energy from the grid, storing it in the vehicle and safely delivering it to the motor controller. Developing the in-house designed battery-system, employing safe monitoring tools and ensuring that any failure in the electrical system will not harm the driver or the crew are essential challenges for the Battery & Charging crew.
The electronics group is responsible for sensors and data acquisition, providing essential telemetry during test drives as well as racing. Log data can either be collected from the data logging unit, or transmitted wirelessly to a PC when the car is running. An in-house developed software, Revolve Analyze, is used to display the data. The group is also responsible for the driver interface, wire harness and the control system for our adaptive suspension.
The drivetrain group is responsible for the mechanical aspect of the tractive system. This includes converting the motors torque and speed to the wheels; this is achieved with an in-house developed gearbox. Paired with stiff carbon-composite driveshafts, which are also tested and engineered by our team members, we are aiming for the most responsive drivetrain to be fitted to a Revolve car. The group is also responsible for the differential; power distribution between the two tractive wheels.
The suspension group is responsible for the dynamics of the car, including wheel assembly, steering system and brakes as well as the mechanical system for our adaptive suspension. The main objective of the suspension is to make the tires maintain grip during all driving situations. Focus is to make a car with good handling characteristics and consistent feedback to the driver.
The motor control group works on the systems that takes the DC voltage from the battery pack and produces the driving voltage that is sent to the electric motor. These systems consist of inverter, motor, ECU (Engine Control Unit), Tractive System Active Light, Ready To Drive Sound and Brake System Plausibility Device. Programming and configuration of the electronic devices is also something that the group members are working with.
The aerodynamics group is responsible for external and internal flow and heat transfer. Through CFD analysis, they are developing an effective and lightweight aerodynamic package, using high-lift wings, the underbody, as well as the car itself, to create downforce. They also develop a water based cooling system for the electric motor and inverter, and an air based cooling system for the accumulator, designed to allow all the components to run at optimal temperatures.
Martin is responsible for all things CAD. He is working closely with every member to ensure top quality on all parts that are placed in or on the car as well as assessing producibility and possible challenges. Martin is also responsible for the design of the monocoque and packaging the car.
Saber is responsible for the cost analysis and the Cost Event at the competition. In the Cost Event we demonstrate cost trade offs done in the development of the car in addition to present an extensive cost report, which estimates production cost of the car. Points earned in this section of the competition accounts for 10 percent of the final score.