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					  University of Pittsburgh
    Panther Racing
                                                  DESIGN IT




                  UNIVERSITY
                      OF
                  PITTSBURGH
       build it

                  FSAE

                                                    RACE IT




      race it

                                      design it




                    BUILD IT




Swanson School of Engineering                               (484) 515-9681
648 Benedum Engineering Hall                         pitt.fsae@gmail.com
3700 O'Hara St. Pittsburgh Pa 15213          http://www.engr.pitt.edu/fsae
      University of Pittsburgh
         Panther Racing
     L e t t e r f r o m P a n t h e r R a c i n g Te a m F a c u l t y A d v i s o r

      To friends of the University of Pittsburgh,

      The Panther Formula SAE Racing Team represents what is best about the
      University of Pittsburgh. The Panther Racing Team brings together bright
      minds and passionate spirits to compete in Formula SAE, a premier
      international intercollegiate engineering competition. The Formula SAE
      competition extends to six continents and over 350 teams. The efforts of
      the Panther Racing Team culminate each year at the Michigan
      International Speedway where the Team faces challengers from across the
      country and around the world.

      While the task facing each collegiate team can be summed up in the
      simple catch phrase “Design it, Build it, Race it,” the challenge is
      enormous. Team members face a real world engineering exercise where
      they conceive, construct and race formula style race cars. The winning team is not determined solely
      by speed but by how well the car performs within predefined engineering and business constraints
      involving fuel economy, manufacturing costs, and design criteria. For example, in the Statics
      Competition, a renowned panel of industry experts evaluates each team’s ability to meet cost and
      pricing targets, the strength of their marketing and business plans, their overall design philosophy,
      and team decision making process.

      I take great pride in my role as the University of Pittsburgh faculty advisor to the Panther Racing Team.
      I invite you and your organization to become an integral member of the Panther Racing Team through
      our sponsorship program. Sponsorships of the Panther Racing Team can take the form of funds,
      materials, discounts, and precision fabrication services, as examples.

      Your support of the Panther Racing Team will allow the bright minds and passionate spirits of our
      students to continue to expand and excel. As a team sponsor, you and your organization can join me
      next spring in taking great pride as the Panther Racing Team crosses the finish line at the Michigan
      International Speedway.

      In advance I would like to thank you for your support of our efforts.

      Dr. William S. Slaughter
      SAE Faculty Advisor
      Associate Professor
      Department of Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences
      Swanson School of Engineering
      University of Pittsburgh


University of Pittsburgh · Swanson School of Engineering · 648 Benedum Engineering Hall · 3700 O'Hara St. · Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(484) 515-9681                                         pitt.fsae@gmail.com                       http://www.engr.pitt.edu/fsae
       University of Pittsburgh
         Panther Racing
   Formula                    design it
                              build it
     SAE                      race it
           In a Nutshell                     The Formula SAE competition, sponsored by Chrysler, Ford, and General
                                             Motors and sanctioned by the Society of Automotive Engineers, gives
                                             students the opportunity to design, build, and race formula style racecars.
                                             The annual competition in Detroit, Michigan, hosts 120 teams from twelve
                                             countries. Race teams are evaluated by industry experts in two categories -
                                             Static Events and Dynamic Events. Both of these events are divided into a
                                             number of separate challenges.

           Static Events                     Design Challenge:
                                             In the Design Challenge competitors are judged based on creativity and
                                             quality of the design used to fabricate the race car. Judges review the
                                             team’s test data and analyses to evaluate the efficacy of the team’s de-
                                             sign and material decisions.
                                             Cost and Manufacturing Challenge:
                                             The Cost and Manufacturing Challenge requires teams to balance the
                                             material and fabrication costs against the associated incremental
                                             performance enhancement. Each team submits a production report
                                             which outlines theoretical costs associated with a limited production run
                                             based on the car's design.
                                             Business Challenge:
                                             The objective of the Business Challenge is to evaluate the team’s ability
                                             to develop and deliver a comprehensive business plan. The business
                                             plan is written to convince the executives of a hypothetical corporation
                                             that the team’s design best meets market demand and that the car can
                                             be profitably manufactured and marketed.

         Dynamic Events                      Acceleration Challenge:
                                             Two drivers get two opportunities each to accelerate the car as fast as
                                             they can down a two hundred and fifty foot straightaway.
                                             Autocross Challenge:
                                             Two drivers get two opportunities to navigate their way through a tight
                                             and twisting road course.
                                             Skid Pad Challenge:
                                             Two drivers get two opportunities to steer through a narrow figure eight.
                                             This handling test evaluates the balance and set-up of the suspension.
                                             Endurance Challenge:
                                             The Endurance Challenge consists of a twenty two lap race. After lap
                                             eleven the car is pulled into the pits where the drivers must be switched
                                             drivers and the car restarted. Many cars will not make it to the end of this
                                             grueling race, and those that do are penalized heavily if their car fails to
                                             comply with fuel consumption standards.


University of Pittsburgh · Swanson School of Engineering · 648 Benedum Engineering Hall · 3700 O'Hara St. · Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(484) 515-9681                                         pitt.fsae@gmail.com                        ttp://www.engr.pitt.edu/fsae
      University of Pittsburgh
        Panther Racing
 Formula                     design it
                             build it
   SAE                       race it
   Panther Racing Team                     Formula SAE is an international intercollegiate engineering competition
                                           sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers that is designed to test
                                           the real world engineering and business skills of students as they design,
                                           build, and race formula style cars. The ingenuity and passion of the Panther
                                           Racing Team is on display for all to see each year at the Michigan
                                           International Speedway where the Panther Racing Teams faces challengers
                                           from across the country and around the world. Out of the one hundred and
                                           twenty teams that arrive at Michigan International Speedway only one will
                                           walk away with the coveted Niel Schilke Foundation Cup. The Panther Racing
                                           Team is driven by the goal of bring the Cup home to Pittsburgh.




      The Organization                      The Panther Leadership Team                The Panther Racing Team

                                        President             Andy Shevets             Engine            Chris Simpkins
                                                                                                         Danimal Deah
                                        Vice President        Chris Simpkins                             Steve Quatchak

                                        Business Manager John Landreneau               Chassis/          Andy Schevets
                                                                                       Suspension        John Landreneau
                                        Faculty Advisor       Dr. William Slaughter
                                                                                       Drive Train       Michael Zimmerman
                                                                                                         William Lauer
                                                                                       Ergonomics        Lou Turicik
                                                                                       Body              Michael Zimmerman

University of Pittsburgh · Swanson School of Engineering · 648 Benedum Engineering Hall · 3700 O'Hara St. · Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(484) 515-9681                                         pitt.fsae@gmail.com                       http://www.engr.pitt.edu/fsae
     University of Pittsburgh
       Panther Racing
                            design it
 Formula                    build it
   SAE                      race it
     Sponsor Our Team                      Beyond the support provided by the University of Pittsburgh Alumni
                                           Association and the Swanson School of Engineering, the Panther Racing
                                           Team relies on sponsorships from individual and businesses. Monetary
                                           donations are used to acquire car components, purchase and maintain shop
                                           equipment, pay for business expenses, and support competition related
                                           travel expenses. In addition to monetary contributions, sponsorships can take
                                           the form of materials, discounts, and high end fabrication services. Service
                                           donations allow the team to have professional work done on the car beyond
                                           the capabilities of our machine shop. All donations to the Panther Racing
                                           Team are TAX DEDUCTIBLE. By supporting the Panther Racing team, sponsors
                                           are helping students expand their education and gain priceless practical
                                           experience in the business and engineering world.
   Sponsorship Levels                      The Panther Racing Team seeks sponsorships from individuals and
                                           companies at four different level - Panther Pit Crew, 3rd Place , 2nd Place
                                           and Winner Circle. In appreciation for your support the Panther Racing
                                           Team offers a variety of benefit packages.

      Benefit Packages                     Panther Pitt Crew Level                 $500 - $999
                                                    Full race report
                                                    Company logo on the Panther Racing Team website

                                           3rd Place Level                         $1,000 - $2,499
                                                    Starter Flag Package plus
                                                    Small company logo on the car
                                                    Autographed poster signed by the Panther Racing Team
                                                    Resumes of all Panther Racing Team members that can be used
                                                      for recruiting purposes

                                           2nd Place Level                         $2,500 - $4,999
                                                    Panther Pit Crew Package plus
                                                    Medium sized company logo on the car
                                                    Name on Panther Racing Team shirt
                                                    Invitation to the unveiling of the 2009 FSAE car

                                           Winners Circle Level                    $5,000 and up
                                                    Checkered Flag Package plus
                                                    Large company logo on the car
                                                    Dinner with the team
                                                    Promotional appearance at your company’s location of the 2009


University of Pittsburgh · Swanson School of Engineering · 648 Benedum Engineering Hall · 3700 O'Hara St. · Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(484) 515-9681                                      pitt.fsae@gmail.com                         http://www.engr.pitt.edu/fsae
     University of Pittsburgh
       Panther Racing
                            design it
 Formula                    build it
   SAE                      race it


    P a n t h e r R a c i n g Te a m S p o n s o r D o n a t i o n
  DONATIONS TO THE PANTHER RACING TEAM ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE
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University of Pittsburgh · Swanson School of Engineering · 648 Benedum Engineering Hall · 3700 O'Hara St. · Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(484) 515-9681                                         pitt.fsae@gmail.com                       http://www.engr.pitt.edu/fsae
     University of Pittsburgh
       Panther Racing
 Formula                    design it
                            build it
   SAE                      race it
              The Car                       Formula SAE was set up by the Society of Automotive Engineers as a true
                                            test of ingenuity and team work. The task at hand is to design, build, and
                                            then race a formula style car. All of the team’s hard work is rewarded by an
                                            international, intercollegiate, competition held yearly in Detroit, Michigan.
                                            Out of the one hundred and twenty teams that arrive at Detroit only one will
                                            walk away with the much coveted Niel Schilke Foundation Cup.


              Engine                                Honda RR crate engine
                                                    Performance Electronics ECU
                                                    Rapid prototyped intake
                                                    Fully customized exhaust system
                                                    Dyno tested to increase performance

              Chassis                             Tubular steel space frame
                                                  Strength optimized using Ansys FEA
                                                  Constructed on wood jigs to ensure accurate suspension
                                                    points
                                                  Welded by hand


           Suspension                             4 wheel independent suspension
                                                  Capable of 1.5 Gs in cornering
                                                  Adjustable shocks
                                                  Custom boxed steal uprights


           Drive Tr ain                           Torsion differential
                                                  Brembo Braking Calipers and Rotors
                                                  Custom paddle shifter
                                                  Capable of 1.6 Gs in braking


          Bodywork                                Fiberglass shell with carbon fiber reinforcement
                                                  Custom CNC body plug
                                                  Custom paint scheme




University of Pittsburgh · Swanson School of Engineering · 648 Benedum Engineering Hall · 3700 O'Hara St. · Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(484) 515-9681                                         pitt.fsae@gmail.com                       http://www.engr.pitt.edu/fsae
     University of Pittsburgh
       Panther Racing
 Formula                    design it
                            build it
   SAE                      race it


                 P a n t h e r R a c i n g Te a m S p o n s o r s




University of Pittsburgh · Swanson School of Engineering · 648 Benedum Engineering Hall · 3700 O'Hara St. · Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(484) 515-9681                                         pitt.fsae@gmail.com                        ttp://www.engr.pitt.edu/fsae

				
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