The international construction competition Formula Student has started a new season. In May, the racing team, Deefholt Dynamics of the Private University of Economics and Technology (PHWT) Diepholz (Germany), will start at the ZF Race Camp in Friedrichshafen (Germany). Diesel Technic, a spare parts supplier from Germany, has provided financial support to the team.
The international Formula Student construction competition is one of many events showing that the industry is not remaining on its current stage, but also is actively working on further development in the promotion of young talent. At PHWT, 48 students from the fields of electrical engineering, mechatronics, mechanical engineering and industrial engineering form the “Racing Team” of the Deefholt Dynamics Association.
Formula Student is the world’s largest construction competition for students and is advertised anew every year. The event has existed in Germany since 2006, under the patronage of the Association of German Engineers (VDI). Worldwide, there are now 12 venues for this competition, including in America, England, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands. In Germany, the competition takes place at the Hockenheimring. PHWT has been participating in the competition with a team since 2006. Since 2011, Deefholt Dynamics e.V. has also been pushing the project.
The task is to develop a racing car similar to a Formula 1 car. The documentation of the design process plays a decisive role in the competition.
Deefholt Dynamics has a clear goal in mind for this season: To build a reliable electric racing car with good driving characteristics such as acceleration and handling, but also to keep in mind the economic aspects in order to collect more points.