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SAE COMPETITION TEAM

Our goal

To help purchase a new vehicle that will help us transport supplies and get Concordia SAE teams to competitions. 

 

Help us cross the finish line first!

Who we are

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) is a global association of engineers and experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. Concordia SAE, located in Montreal, Quebec, is a student-run chapter of SAE International at Concordia University.

A world-renowned engineering organization, SAE International hosts the Collegiate Design Series competitions for students. These yearly international competitions allow students to apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations, challenging students to design, manufacture, test and compete with a vehicle in a dynamic environment.

All aspects of the society are run entirely by students. Participants must balance their schedules, priorities and commitments in both their personal and academic lives. Concordia SAE is very much geared towards hard work, determination and those with a passion for learning and collaborating with peers towards a common goal.

Our projects

Each competition evaluates the performance of the vehicle and requires the team to present and explain their design to industry-leading engineers.

To prepare, our four Concordia SAE teams are working hard to gain experience designing and competing prototype vehicles, learning applicable engineering skills and building teamwork and leadership aptitudes.

Aero Design

The Concordia SAE Aero Design team competes in the SAE Aero Design Collegiate Design Series. These are extremely competitive annual events, with universities from around the world taking each other on with RC Aircrafts designed, manufactured and tested by the students.

The primary goal is to develop a cargo lift remote controlled airplane that can lift specific types of payload. Students will learn about flight dynamics, aircraft configuration selection, detailed design, structural analysis, propulsion, telemetry and electronics.

This year the Aero Design team decided to build a black box, which will allow them to record accurate airspeed and altitude data of their aircraft.

AeroConnect

AeroConnect is the newest division in SAE Concordia.

Our mission is to conceptualize the future of UAVs' and emerging technologies by participating in international challenges.

This year’s challenge is designing an autonomous urban air mobility mass transportation system. This system will be used to transport 3000 to 5000 riders per day around a park in Orlando, Florida (e.g. Disneyland, universal studios, etc...).

This project is completely conceptual so it heavily relies on research and simulations, and will be judged next March at the Aerotech Summit, taking place in Orlando, Florida, by Aerospace and Entertainment industry stakeholders.

Baja

Concordia BAJA Racing has a history of building off-road vehicles spanning over 20 years. Every year, the BAJA team has to design and build a complete vehicle in order to compete in official SAE Collegiate Design Series competitions, where we compete against other universities from across the world.

While the engine is provided by SAE International, the team must design the chassis, suspension, and driveline systems to outperform competitors. Vehicles are tested to near destruction during several of six possible events: acceleration, suspension and traction, rock crawl, maneuverability, hill climb, sled pull, and finally a four-hour endurance race.

While the engine is provided by SAE International, the team must design the chassis, suspension, and driveline systems to outperform competitors. Vehicles are tested to near destruction during several of six possible events: acceleration, suspension and traction, rock crawl, maneuverability, hill climb, sled pull, and finally a four-hour endurance race.

This year we switched from mechanical to electronic CVT (which was designed by a capstone team last year) and developed a 4 wheel drive drivetrain (designed by this year's capstone team).

Formula

Concordia Formula Racing members design, manufacture and assemble a formula-style race car, allowing them to become more complete engineers in the process. Students get an opportunity to measure their work against others’ in the framework of the annual competitions.

The team recently placed in the top 10 in the acceleration event at the Lincoln 2019 competition. Industry leading engineers and designers help our members learn where they need to improve their knowledge and skills. 

This year we will focus on merging two teams (Formula Electric & Formula Combustion) into one, in order to make a more complete team that will be dedicated to completing the electric vehicle.

Why we need your help

Donor support will enable us to purchase and maintain a new truck. The current truck we rely on to transport equipment and supplies, as well as team members to competitions, is no longer functioning. Your help will keep our four teams on the road, striving to come out on top at each of their respective competitions. 

Your generosity will ensure that a future generation of professionals enters the work force with a strong foundation of practical and highly applicable skills. Our members learn responsibility, time management, commitment and teamwork. The real-world experience Concordia SAE members gain is certainly something that will help them stand out from the rest in the job market.

You will be supporting more than 100 passionate students dedicated to excellence in engineering and to promoting Concordia’s name.

Help fund our teams so we can reach our goal of a first-place finish! 

Watch us in action!





Help us cross the finish line first!

Questions?

fundone@concordia.ca
514-848-2424, ext. 3884 or 1-888-777-3330

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