Solar Car Conference Resources
Many of the presentations from past IEF Solar Car Conferences are made available online. These can serve as a valuable reference for solar car design as well as project management and race logistics.
Mechanical Design Resources
- Solar Car Mechanical Commentary
- Roll Cage Notes
- Designing Stable Three Wheeled Vehicles
- Front Suspension Static Analysis
- Rod End Stress Calculations
- Dynamics 101
- Tire Load and Speed Rating
Electrical Design Resources
The following links and documents are not endorsement of manufacture’s components and each team should thoroughly research and test any component before use. It is recommended teams tests all systems of components under “real world” conditions so as to verify immunity to EMI, RFI, power system noise, and temperature. Many factors can effect the performance, accuracy, and reliability of battery protection circuity.