Temple Formula Racing

Who We Are

Temple Formula Racing (TFR) is a student professional organization within Temple University's College of Engineering that uses hands-on automotive engineering skills to fully fund, prototype and assemble a formula racecar that competes in an annual Formula SAE International competition.

With the help of Faculty advisors, sponsors, and in class experiences, Temple students seek to improve the performance capabilities of our car. Each year, we make iterative design changes in hopes of weight savings and better ranking at FSAE events. Some of the events we attend include FSAE Michigan, FSAE North, and the Pittsburg Shootout.

2019 Car Statistics



Engine

Model 2008 Honda CBR600RR
Cylinders Inline-4
Displacement 599 cc
Horsepower 82 HP @ 13,000 rpm
Torque 46.8 ft-lbs @ 10,500 rpm
Compression Ratio 12.2:1
ECU PE3 P-8400




Performance

Top Speed ~ 110 mph

Transmission

Drive Type Chain Driven
Gearbox 6-speed sequential
Differential Drexler Limited Slip

Suspension

Double Wishbone Control Arm
Shocks Ohlins TTX25 MkII
Springs Cane Creek Springs


Brakes

Brembo P2.34/P2.30
Pistons 2 pistons, titanium

Body

Chassis 4130 Chromoly Steel Tubing
Weight 452 lbs (without driver)
Body Panels Carbon Fiber

Wheels

13” Magnesium ӦZ Racing Wheels
Tire Size Hoosier 20.0 x 7.5-13
Wheel Base 66.5"
Track 56" Front || 54" Rear

Fuel

Fuel Type Sunoco 93 Octane

History


2012 - #112

Powerplant:
N/a
Weight:
N/a
Place at Competition:
FSAE Michigan - 104 of 107
**Did not pass Technical Inspection**
First year back as a competing team. Year before was gathering research to produce this car.

2013 - #32

Powerplant:
Yamaha FZ6R
Weight:
547 lbs
Place at Competition:
FSAE Michigan - 104 of 104
**Did not pass Technical Inspection**
Failed uprights at competition. First year to use female nosecones for the body work. Ran a single brake in the rear. Part of the reason we failed braking. Built own differential for senior design and intake with vortex generators. First year with sidepods. 3D printed intake.

2014 - #17

Powerplant:
Yamaha FZ6R
Weight:
N/a
Place at Competition:
FSAE Michigan - 107 of 107
**Did not pass Technical Inspection**
Suicide shifter, clutch on shifter. Seat was an expanding foam mold seat, did do post sanding. Seat weighed 17 lbs. Carbon fiber with fiberglass in between. Leaks in gas tanks and fuel lines. Brakes did not work, flarings were not good and wouldn’t stop. Over assumed thickness on all body panels. Scott Soliac made the design for the chassis. Rake into the chassis, Anti-dive and anti-squat built in, was not designed well enough. 400lb springs would not work and then 600 lb springs would not fit. Set the stage for later years chassis. Welded aluminum intake.

2015 - #113

Powerplant:
Yamaha FZ6R
Weight:
508 lbs
Place at Competition:
Formula North - 104 of 109
**Did not pass Technical Inspection**
Plenum with top sloping contour. Better in manufacturing than concicle. Needed a new firmware update at competition. Brakes lined did not hold. New Member orientations were stronger than other years. Differential shattered because of incorrect wall thickness. Resin infused Nosecone. Nine uprights machined because of incorrect tolerances. Chassis was much more machinable, The suspension geometry was more conventional and predictable.

2016 - #31

Powerplant:
2008 Honda CBR 600RR
Weight:
506 lbs
Place at Competition:
FSAE Lincoln - 48 of 70
Most improved car. First year to compete in endurance. Heating issues. Did not get proper press fit on upright bearings. Black flagged for spuing oil and wheels were about to fall off. Quiet car. Carbon intake. Converging/Diverging nozzle for the restrictor which allowed minimal head loss in restrictor. Torsen Differential purchased. Shared engine with Maroon car. First year working with Hillock Anodizing. Carbon Dash, steering wheel, underbody, footrest, nosecone, headrest plate, sidepods, shifter. Radiator behind headrest, bad for cooling. Had to run a really lean tune.

2017 - #71

Powerplant:
2008 Honda CBR 600RR
Weight:
483 lbs
Place at Competition:
FSAE Michigan - 72 of 109
Best at competition. First year with CBR600RR, PE3 ECU, Non 2D profile uprights. Chassis shrunk in roll hoops, further optimized. Aerodynamic undertray. Technical bed in advancements for aerodynamics. Intake optimization, more even pressure distribution along cylinders, larger plenum volume, lower volumetric efficiency rpm optimized. Made it through endurance. Best placing at competition ever. Best design judging report scores. First year with Drexler Differential. Continuously molded nosecone, ease in manufacturing. Properly designed cooling system with heat exchanger calculations. Rocker design changes, 2 aluminum 2D profiles bolted together, saved considerable amount of weight.

2018 - #124

Powerplant:
2008 Honda CBR 600RR
Weight:
479 lbs
Place at Competition:
FSAE Michigan - 82 of 114
Design of suspensions was better. Best shifting ever, right side and tight. Improved weight savings. Optimized injector angle, directly into the cylinder. First year with OZ Magnesium wheels. Masterlink on chain failed during endurance. Sidepods were illegal, interpretation of the rules allowed us to pass.

2019 - #78

Powerplant:
2008 Honda CBR 600RR
Weight:
452 lbs
Place at Competition:
FSAE Michigan - 82 of 114

The Team

Formula SAE advances student careers and experience in engineering as it engages students in all aspects of the automotive industry including research, design, manufacturing, testing, developing, marketing, management, and finances.

Our team has students from all departments and backgrounds, such as Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Business, Art, Communications, etc. We are always looking for new members, so if you are interested in joining us, feel free to drop us an email!



Board Members

Dr. Richard Cohen
Faculty Advisor
richard.cohen@temple.edu
(215) 204-6245

Chau Nguyen
Chief Engineer
chaunguyen@temple.edu
(267) 595-4215

Hunter Hayes
Project Manager
hunter.hayes@temple.edu
(610) 675-8601

Majd Tobaje
Corporate Relations
tug62183@temple.edu
(610) 393-2341

M.E. Houston
Body Team
tuj77928@temple.edu
(202) 906-9237

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Contact Us

Feel free to email us with any questions or just to say hello!

formula@temple.edu