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Design and Development of a Dry Sump Lubrication System for a Formula SAE Race Car

VIT University-Rishabh Khanna, Akshyt Bimal Kumar, Kartik Vijaykumar, K Nantha Gopal, Ashok B, Sahil Sharma, Vignesh Ravi
Published 2019-01-09 by SAE International in United States
A Formula student team aims to develop and improve their designs every year, as far as the powertrain aspect is considered performance output and enhancement is the primary aim, and for engine to perform better, the health of the engine is the most important parameter; hence the lubrication system of the vehicles powertrain should be improved to get the most out of the engine. The primary challenge for the development of a new lubrication system was the inability to replicate the performance given by stock wet sump with the self-designed custom dry sump. However, the advantages can outnumber the cons of implementing a custom dry sump lubrication system. The work brought together in this paper highlights the meticulous design procedure for implementing a custom made dry sump system onto a 4-cylinder in-line Honda CBR600RR engine. Moreover, the research paper brings about the extensive process undertaken which includes theoretical calculations, computational analysis and experimental validation of the whole assembly the dry sump system. The design procedure makes use of software like MATLAB, Star CCM+ and SolidWorks.…
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