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Christoffer Danst
Team Captain

We at AAU Racing are a team of students from Aalborg University that compete in the Formula Student, a worldwide engineering competition. At the competition, our engineering design, business plan, cost analysis and racing performance gets evaluated. Our aim as a team, is to produce fast, reliable cars and to continuously improve.

With few exceptions, all parts of the car are designed by team members, while manufacturing is split between the team and several sponsors. Thereby, we follow the parts all the way from the initial design phase to testing in the car. All of this is done in our spare time, to expand our knowledge and to get some fantastic experiences. This also includes the challenges managing a complex project by combining several different areas of expertise. Due to this, we hope to not only become a great racing team, but also to provide our members a wider knowledge base and valuable experience by the time we complete our education.


09
Dec

2018

English below

Igennem december har AAU racing valgt at lægge vægt på, at blive bedre inden for de statiske events til formula student konkurrencerne. De statiske events inkluderer; business plan presentation, cost and manufacturing event og engineering design event. Hvor vi i dag har haft en workshop med fokus på cost and manufacturing event. Når vi som ingeniører designer og konstruerer en racerbil skal der gøres mange tanker, før dele til bilen skal laves. Dette inkluderer ikke kun at designe bilen til at kunne køre, men kunne redegøre for prisen på den endelige racerbil.

Til cost and manufacturing event skal vi kunne forklare produktionspriserne for hver del på bilen, hvilket inkluderer prisen på råmaterialerne og timepriser for processerne der skal til for at gå fra råmateriale til et endeligt produkt. Desuden skal vi kunne forklare hvorfor vi har valgt at lave de forskellige dele, i stedet for at købe dem og om vi kunne have gjort det billigere.

Tak til Hosta Industries A/S for feedback og hjælp til udregning af produktionsomkostninger.
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Through December AAU racing have chosen to focus on improving our performance within the static events at Formula Student competitions. The static events includes; business plan presentation, cost and manufacturing event and engineering design event. Today we held a workshop with focus on the cost and manufacturing event. When we as engineers design and constructs a racecar, not only do we need to make the racecar driveable, but we also need to think about the costs associated with the production.

At the cost and manufacturing event we are to explain production prices for each part of the racecar. This includes the price of the raw materials and the price of the different processes that is needed to go from raw material to final product. Another aspect we need to explain is trade off decisions between content and cost, make or buy decisions and if any part could be made cheaper.

Hosta Industries A/S has been very helpful with feedback and help regarding production prices.


25
Nov

2018

ENGLISH BELOW

I dag var der fuld gang i værkstedet. Bilen blev skilt ad, så chassis kan blive lakeret. Dette var samtidig en oplagt mulighed for nye medlemmer at få forståelse for bilens opbygning - så det bliver spændende at se, om de også kan samle bilen igen 🛠

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Today the car was disassembled to prepare it for a visit to paint shop. This was an obvious opportunity for the new members to get their hands dirty and get a better understanding of the car - hopefully they are good at reassembling too 🛠


08
Oct

2018

Likes: 15

ENGLISH BELOW

Stor tak til Maskinfabrikken Fuglsangs Eftf. A/S for fremstilling af forhjulsnav og Uddeholm for sponsorering af Impax Supreme højstyrkestål.

Hjulnavene blev lavet for at løse problemer med udmattelse og kørte upåklageligt ved den nyligt overståede FSG konkurrence.

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Big thanks to Maskinfabrikken Fuglsangs Eftf. A/S for manufacturing of front wheel hubs and Uddeholm for sponsoring Impax Supreme high strength steel.

The wheel hubs were made to solve fatigue issues and worked perfectly at the recent FSG competition.


04
Oct

2018

ENGLISH BELOW

Den seneste tid har været spændende for AAU Racing. Vi har både afholdt åbent hus samt testet bilen.

Åbent hus gik fremragende, med stor interesse fra studerende fra flere forskellige studieretninger. Med den naturlige udskiftning på holdet er nye medlemmer vigtige og vi er derfor glade for at byde vores nye medlemmer velkommen. Det skal dog siges at vi stadig er åbne for nye medlemmer!

Der skal lyde en tak til Gokart Jylland Mou og Aalborg flyvestation, som lod os bruge deres asfalt til at teste bilen. Vi fik kørt nogle kilometer i bilen og fandt nogle ting, som skal udbedres. Test er både sjove og udbytterige for at finde områder, der skal udbedres inden konkurrencer.

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AAU Racing has had an exciting period lately as we had an open house event and did some tests.

The open house event went brilliant and we are happy to welcome the new members to the team. We are still open for new members!

We want to thank Gokart Jylland Mou and Aalborg Airbase for letting us use their asphalt for testing. We got to drive some useful kilometers and found areas that need attention. Tests like these are both fun and useful as we find errors to correct before competitions.


24
Sep

2018

Likes: 15

Så er det i morgen, vi holder åbent hus. Kom forbi Fibigerstræde 14 kl. 17 og find ud af om AAU Racing er noget for dig. Vi åbner porten til værkstedet så der er mulighed for at se vores faciliteter og høre hvad vi roder med, og hvad du kan blive en del af. Vi byder sågar på lidt til ganen.

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Tomorrow at 5 pm we will open the doors for you to come by. You can see what we do and find out if you should be a part of the team. We are located at Fibigerstræde 14. We will offer snacks, so there\'s no reason not to come by.