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Using TOSCA To Optimize Mechanical Structure Designs

March 18th, 2018|

Using TOSCA Structure To Optimize Mechanical Structure Designs We are not far behind from the end of this semester, and each team department is working hard to optimize our car towards the competition. However, the Research & Development team has been working behind the scenes with another project on a completely different timeline namely: the body of our next car! R&D has explored the possibilities of using generative design in the creation of the next chassis, using optimization from the very start of the design process. During the beginning of this semester, the major software company Dassault Systèmes [...]

The Motor Controller

March 11th, 2018|

A closer look at our motor controller Here at DNV GL Fuel Fighter, we implement and design an electric car. In essence, usage of battery as the main energy source and the operation of an electric motor for our car are the key concepts behind our electronic works. This week we are taking a closer look at our motor controller and show you its importance and functionality on our electric car for the Shell eco-marathon 2018 competition. A motor controller is an electronic circuit that controls the amount of energy sent to the motor to have the [...]

Monthly Update

February 28th, 2018|

Last month in pictures, February February has been an exciting and busy month for DNV GL Fuel Fighter! We are delighted with the progresses we have made and we are delighted to share our progress with you! Mechanical has made both the left and right car windows via vacuum forming using molds. The Electircal, Mechanical and Design team have worked together to create a new steering wheel. And us in marketing have been busy filming videos and documenting all the exciting things DNV GL Fuel Fighter are working on! The electrical team has [...]

A Closer Look At Our Tanguy

February 16th, 2018|

A Closer Look At Our Tanguy One of our team members, Tanguy Simon is currently an exchange student at NTNU from Toulouse, France. Tanguy was a member of Toulouse Ingèniere Multidisciplinaire, a French Shell-Eco Marathon team that currently holds the world record for the most energy efficient UrbanConcept car. Now, he has made his transition acting as DNV GL Fuel Fighter’s Electronic Team Leader. The team sat down and spoke to Tanguy about his adjustment joining DNV GL Fuel Fighter and experiences when he moved across Europe. We are extremely delighted that he chose to come here [...]

The Countdown To Shell Eco-marathon Has Started

February 1st, 2018|

The Countdown To Shell Eco-marathon Has Started We are scraping through the second month of the new year and what a busy past month it has been! We have gotten six new members, started filming new videos, done a real ‘spring’ cleaning of our office and workshop and as you can see created a brand new webpage! We are quite excited about the changes we have made, as well as the fact that our team has grown and changed (for the better!) in the last six months or so. We will share some of this with you [...]