Blue Devil Motorsports Supermileage

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  • Engineering students design and build a fuel-efficient vehicle that will achieve the highest possible miles per gallon in competition while also achieving other tests: roll bar stress, braking, maneuverability, egress, and visibility.
  • Students design and build the vehicle from aerodynamic, mechanical, and functional standpoints with the use of innovative materials, tools, and technology.
  • Students compete against around 30 teams in an international competition.
  • Tasked to generate financial support for their project and manage their educational priorities.
  • Students must function as a team to conceptualize, design, build, test, promote, and race within the limits of race rules.

Benefits of SAE Supermileage

  • Apply classroom concepts to real-world problems. Statics, dynamics, materials, electronics: it all has a place in SAE Supermileage.
  • Collaboration builds a better product. We work together to design a car, solve problems, and represent our university on an international stage.
  • Explore entrepreneurship through a business-focused vehicle design. Pitch sponsors, network with industry, and develop timelines.
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2019 Team Leaders

Austin Petty
Co-Captain
Body / Steering & Braking
apetty@ltu.edu
    Alex Betz
Co-Captain
Powertrain / Electrical
abetz@ltu.edu
    Liping Liu, PhD
Faculty Advisor
248.204.2528
lliu1@ltu.edu

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