Static Event

Engineering Design Report

Engineering Design Report- Printed reports must be brought to the evaluation bay, maximum of 5 members are allowed for this evaluation.

By submitting any report to the competition's organizing body for judging you and your team agree that all your reports may be reproduced and distributed by the competition organization, in both complete and edited versions, in any medium or format anywhere in the world.

This information docket explains the procedure of design report evaluation and the prerequisite as well. It is important for team members to be pro-active in communicating these special details, which separate their design from their competition.

Judges and teams should be familiar with the scoring categories. A more detailed break down of each category can be found on the following pages. The judging criteria which follows are not simply check- lists to be blindly followed, but instead lists some of the key attributes every team should be able to demonstrate. Consider why the team may include or omit items in their design. The scope of judging is certainly not limited to these items exclusively.

Space for comments has been provided, so judges' observations may be shared with students.

S# Category Areas Covered Points
1 Frame/Body Design, Analysis, Build, Refinement/Validation, Understanding Structure, body, Rigidity and stress-relief methods. Load analyses. Fasteners. Selection and use of materials. 25
2 Engine/Motor/Drive/Transmission Build, Refinement/Validation, Understanding Transmission. Speed and Torque. Gear Reductions. Differential/Non Differential. Selection/use of materials. 25
3 Controls/ Brakes/Safety Design, Build, Refinement/Validation, Understanding Driver interfaces, seat, steering handle, steering column, driver comfort/ease of control, pedals, braking system. Is this Kart as safe as it can be? Selection and use of materials. 25
4 Systems Management/ Integration Packaging, Electronics/power management, Analysis methods/tools Design integration, plumbing/wiring, Are sensitive items protected? Do systems compliment another? Are progressive project management/ organization methods evident? Special communication tools utilized? What testing/development tools have been used or created? 20
5 Manufacturability/ Serviceability/Manufacturing Level Ease of repair? Sub-systems accessibility, parts interchangeability, manufacturing complexity? Have fasteners been standardized? Are special tools required to diagnose/service vehicle? 20
6 Aesthetics/Style Attractive overall appearance? Is the Kart clean, reflective of professional work? Does the Kart instill pride in team, or apologies? 10
7 Creativity Will this kart cause a rules change? Have the judges learned something new? On rare occasions, creative or innovative design may merit special points. 10
8 Design Failure Mode Effect Analysis Potential failures, causes, severity, RPN, actions 15
9 Design Validation Plan Static/Dynamic test validations? 20
10 Gantt Chart/Project Plan Project Timeline management 5

REMEMBER: Judges are not just scoring your vehicle. They are scoring your knowledge and understanding of vehicle development and performance. Reflective of this, for each physical design category (Body, Drive and Controls/Brakes/Safety) judges evaluate the team's development process. Generally, each category is judged with the following emphasis:

Design (~25%): Assessment of design process used by team. Is this a new design, evolution, or complete carryover? Were different design options considered? Were appropriate pre build analyses performed?

Build (~25%): Does the physical specimen presented reflect the early design work? Is it reflected in design report? If not, why? What special manufacturing considerations were encountered?

Refinement/Validation (~25%): How thorough and honest has the team been about testing? Was a test plan developed and executed? Were discrepancies between predicted and tested results documented and acted upon to improve final build?

Understanding (~25%): Is the team that presents the kart at competition truly intimate with the design? Can they quickly give detailed answers about any sub-system? Or do they have to "go ask someone else"?