MUR Motorsports 2018 is comprised of mechanical, mechatronic and electrical engineering students who build a combustion and an electric race vehicle over a 12 month design cycle. Approximately 45 senior engineering students work the race cars, as well a total of 50 junior engineering students, who learn important practical skills from the seniors as a means of preparing themselves to lead the team in future years.
Fraser Nicol and Philip Yap
Oversees the project management of MUR, as well as all non-technical aspects of the project including finance, budgeting, sponsorship, recruitment and events.
Tony Zhang, Sai Fairchild, Ryan Carter and Ambar Srivastava
Responsible for technical management of MUR, as well as supply chain, adherence to timelines, driver training & track operations.
Steven Lam, James Karabatsos, Jarrad Haywood, Lucas Shaw and Wilson Zheng
Designs, builds and optimises a full carbon fibre aerodynamics package for the car including front wing, rear wing, body kit and undertray using computational fluid dynamics and track validation.
Brakes & Drivetrain
Vincent Marciano, Sharun Benny, Aakash Babu and Brendan Trinh
Responsible for the design and manufacture of the brake system, pedal box and all drivetrain components connecting the gearbox to the rear wheels.
Chassis and Composites
Brendan Li, Shengjie, Jay Singh and Michael Kurnatu
Designs and manufactures the main frame of the car using finite element analysis as well as being responsible for the steering wheel and driver ergonomics in the car.
Suspension & Steering
Will Ellet, Jarod Haegel and Haydar Jerew
Takes responsibility for the steering linkages and dynamic handling of the car through the use of springs, anti-roll bars and geometric principles.
Joel Millar and Rinkesh Shah
Research, development and testing of carbon composite components
Xin Lu, Gary Li, Andrew Gunawan and Vladamir Borzykh
Responsible for engine selection, maintenance and optimisation as well as looking after the cooling, lubrication and fuel systems for the car. The team is also responsible for the overall wiring loom design as well as the data logging system, all sensor systems and wireless communications between the car and track crew.
Shifter and Clutch
Johno Philips, Bobby Li and Emily Griffin
Responsible for the design, manufacture and implementation of the pneumatic paddle shifting system, and the backup manual stick shifter.
Kay Okoro and Aidan Koay
Responsible for the cooling of the electric car (electric motor and inverter), and cooling the engine on the combustion car.
Electric Motor Control
Huaichong Huang, Gabriel Valveri, Lingbeibei Chen
Implementation of a controller for the motor to optimise the vehicular dynamic performance. This involves system modelling, system identification, CAN communication and Motec programming.
Sensor Systems and Data Acquisition
Iris Sun, Yidu Wu and Tony Ngo
Implementing a the all-important safety systems on the electric car as well as an extensive sensor network on to measure and optimise performance in real time as well as tune the other systems on the car.
Accumulator and Battery Management System
Steve Zhang, Sohaib Rasheed, Alvin Augustine
Responsible for designing the battery and battery control systems, charging, isolation, breaking high voltages/currents and ensuring the safety of all electrical systems.