SAE Collegiate Design Series

Rules & Important Documents

Documents below may be referenced as Competition Resources


2017 - 2018 Formula SAE Rules (Updated September 13, 2017)

2017-2018 Rules Clarifications to be added as Addendum (Updated 01/10/2017)

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Competition Documents

  • Business Logic Case

Business Logic Case Introduction and Form (Updated 02/02/2017)

  • Tech

2017 Formula SAE Tech Sheet (4/4/2017)
2017 Alternative Frame Rules – Notice of Intent
2017 Structural Requirements Certification Form (SRCF)
2017 Structural Equivalency Spreadsheet (SES) (Updated 10/24/16)
Front Bulkhead Main Roll Hoop Support Configuration Examples
2017 Impact Attenuator Data (IAD) Template
Standard Impact Attenuator – Type 13 and Impact Attenuator Testing Set Up Examples
2017 Electronic Throttle Control – Notice of Intent
2017 Electronic Throttle Control Failure Modes and Effect Analysis Template
2017 Electronic Throttle Control Checklist (4/4/2017)

  • Tech - *Electric Only 

PowerPoint: How to Complete your ESF (12/7/2016)
2017 Electrical Systems Form Template (12/7/2016)
2017 FSAE Energy Meter Spec (02/13/2017) *
While the energy meter is still under design, some dimensions may change.  In particular the 46.7mm height is the most likely dimension to change.  The dimensions of the bus bar connections are fixed and will not be changing.
2017 EV Structural Equivalency Spreadsheet (SES) (Updated 10/24/16)
2017 Failure Modes and Effects Analysis Template (Updated 10/27/16)
2017 Electrical Technical Inspection Sheet (Not Yet Released)
2017 Formula SAE Electric - Notice of Intent 2nd Year Vehicle
Accumulator Container Examples
Electrical Systems Advisor / Electrical Systems Officer Form

  • Cost

2017 FSAE Cost eBOM (Required)
2017 FSAE Cost Inputs
2017 Fasteners Table (updated 2015)
2017 Materials Table (updated 2016-12-01)
2017 Processes Table (updated 2016-11-11)
2017 Process Multipliers Table (updated 2015)
2017 Tooling Table (updated 2016-11-11)
Cost Plumbing Catalog - High Pressure
Cost Plumbing Catalog - Low Pressure
Cost Plumbing Catalog - Socketless Low Pressure
Appendix S-2
Appendix S-3
Appendix S-4
Cost Report Hard Copy Tutorial 

  • Design

2017 Design Specification Sheet - IC (10/11/2016)
2017 Design Specification Sheet - EV (02/20/2017)
2017 Design Score Sheet - IC (2016/2017)
2017 Design Score Sheet - EV (2016/2017)
Anthropometric Reference Data

Competition Operations