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Speedgoat and MathWorks Jointly Supporting Automotive Student Teams

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

A Unique Support Package
Speedgoat and MathWorks are offering a unique support package to select Formula Student teams.
Apply now:

Some Background
Automotive student racing teams are typically brilliant when it comes to modeling new ideas and advanced concepts. An area where I have seen teams performing less effective was deploying algorithms onto their… read more >>

CFD Modeling using MATLAB

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

In today’s post, Wojciech Regulski introduces you to modeling fluid dynamics using MATLAB. Wojciech has a PhD in mechanical engineering from Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, and has specialized in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in his research work. Wojciech also co-founded the QuickerSim company that specializes in development of  fluid flow simulation software.
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Reach for the Run Button, … and for the Physical Modeling Online Training

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

Today, allow me to introduce the MathWorks online training on physical modeling, more specifically on vehicle modeling for student teams. I will give an overview of the learning outcomes and share how teams successfully used vehicle modeling.
Why Vehicle Modeling?
There are some scenarios where trial-and-error wouldn’t be an option, right?! Just… read more >>

Hydraulic decoupled suspension – how to get things running smoothly 2

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

In the first part of this post, I introduced the hydraulic decoupled suspension concept designed by Timothy Novotny and Alex Hönger from AMZ Racing.
In this second part learn about their design process and how they verified and tested the hydraulic decoupled suspension.
A question about the weight target was asked during… read more >>

Hydraulic decoupled suspension – the journey starts with a bold idea

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

Great ideas don’t always stand the test of time. It may be due to some drawbacks that knock out the great advantage, or it simply is too expensive or difficult to implement. The following article will share a contradicting example. Enjoy this engineering success story of originality and rock-solid engineering… read more >>

Project-Based Learning: Five Key Features To Motivating Students 2

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

Many students I know take issue with Plato’s famous quote: “Students are lazy, disengaged and have bad manners” (The Republic VIII, 562b-563e). Stepping back from the ‘bad manners’ accusation, engaging and effectively teaching bored students can be challenging and the reasons behind haven’t become clear to me for quite some… read more >>

Solver Choice for Simulink and Simscape 3

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

This blog post intends to provide best practices for choosing solvers in Simulink and Simscape. Gratitude goes to Tom Egel and Erin McGarrity whose materials are the foundation for anything written below.  This article is certainly not aiming to replace the rock-solid documentation about solver choice, it is complementary and… read more >>