Mechanical 7 - Bulldog Baja Suspension

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Student Team: Drew McCurdy, Andrew Asper, Nick Gavenas, Jeff Barnhart, Jesse Baker
Advisor: Ben Boyce
Sponsoring Organization: Gonzaga University, Janicki Industries, Bay Shore Systems, Gonzaga SAE

Gonzaga’s Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) asked our team to design the suspension system for the 2014 Mini Baja car. The sponsor (SAE) requested this project to support their efforts to enter a car under Gonzaga University’s name in the 2014 SAE Mini Baja competition in El Paso, Texas at the end of April. Our team researched different types of off-road suspensions and explored accessible manufacturing capabilities in consultation with our sponsor. We decided to use dual trailing arms in the front of the car and single trailing arms in the rear of the car. The design solution met SAE’s specifications to include all suspension arms, shocks, wheel hubs to accommodate the clubs drive train, and attachment points on the frame.

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Contact Information

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Toni Boggan
Phone: 509-313-3913

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