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M E 374E M E 374E. Race Car Engineering and Project Management. 3 Hours.

Explores designing a Formula SAE race car, a hot rod (UT's 1937 Chevy project), and a Formula SAE Electric race car. Divided into four major sections: Project Management, including tools for project organization and management, Powertrain, including engine basics, calibration, intake and exhaust design, cooling and oiling systems, fuel economy and emissions, transmission/differential, vehicle performance modeling, Brake systems, longitudinal weight transfer, longitudinal force requirements of the tires for both braking and acceleration, tires and tire models, and Vehicle dynamics (suspension systems, anti-roll bars, lateral weight transfer, tires and tire models). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Mechanical Engineering 374E and 379M (Topic: Racecar Engr & Proj Management) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: The following courses with a grade of at least a C- in each: Mechanical Engineering 330 and 130L; and credit or registration for 339 and 139L.