Students of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava Mark Gebauer as one from the Czech Republic and Slovakia between 170 participants fought his way into the global finals 2010 Altran Engineering Academy and has a chance to become one of two winners, who are 6 months to become regular members of the team's Formula 1 Renault in the barn.
Eleven finalists from around the world progresses into the finals, which will take place July 13, 2010. Each of the finalists must defend their project and the two best writers have secured a six-month internship at Renault F1. International competition Altran Engineering Academy was founded seven years ago in the company's technology partnership Altran and ING Renault F1 Team and is a unique initiative with a clear objective: to give opportunities to young talents. The contest annually attracts hundreds of young applicants from the best universities and schools worldwide.
Mark Gebauer said that engineers are in F1, with regard to the braking system, limited to two primary reasons. And the thermal properties of materials used for brake discs and the rules of F1 (size discs, use one disc on each wheel, no cooling fluid, etc.). For these reasons, the brake disc temperature reaches 1000 ° C, which is already the limit for high-wear components, which can cause major problems during the race itself.
„My idea is innovative brake system concerns improvements, especially in terms of airflow around the brake components for better cooling. This idea I called "G-cooling system“. All this started Ing. John Szwed, Ph.D., typing program Voltage deformation analysis of the brake disc to the subject „The calculations in mechanics using FEM“. Since there was no model on which we have verified its calculations, I collaborated with fellow Lubos Pecenka and I created a complex geometric model. The view of available computer technology was not possible to solve very difficult for reasons of computational times. Just for fun, our much simplified FE model of the brake disc has been resolved after 35 hours on a home computer. We can say that my innovative idea came by accident, I thought that someone had invented this solution. And then had the opportunity to share it with the AEA, "says Mark Gebauer its success.
Mark Gebauer from Birch at Opava and of itself says that it likes to read fantasy and sci-fi, burrows in old bikes and technology. She is studying in the Master's program at the Department of Applied Mechanics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering VŠB-TUO. Combine study with practice, he managed just the competition ** Altran Engineering Academy 2010 .**
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