This is How we
Waterloo Formula Electric is a team of over 60 students in engineering and business with a passion to learn. Together, we form a community of classmates, friends, and colleagues. Our alumni form some of the top graduating students in their programs as a direct result of their experience gained from the team.
The aerodynamics team uses experimental testing and software to control the airflow around our car. We optimize the shape of our wings and other aerodynamic surfaces to produce downforce while minimizing drag. These designs are then manufactured from composite materials such as carbon fiber. We also engineer the cooling systems behind various parts of the car's powertrain and battery with both liquid and air cooling.
The controls team develops kinematic models of our race car and use it to run laptime simulations when optimizing design parameters for all subsystems. We also develop control algorithms to distribute the available traction around the driven wheels of the car, optimizing for both speed and stability.