SAE Collegiate Design Series

Rules & Important Documents

Documents below may be referenced as Competition Resources


2017 - 2018 Formula SAE Rules (Updated 13-Sept-2017)

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

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Competition Documents

  • Business Logic Case

Business Logic Case Introduction and Form

  • Tech

2018 Formula SAE Tech Sheet
2018 Electronic Throttle Control Checklist

2018 Alternative Frame Rules – Notice of Intent
2018 Structural Requirements Certification Form (SRCF)
2018 Structural Equivalency Spreadsheet (SES)
2018 Impact Attenuator Data (IAD) Template
2018 Electronic Throttle Control – Notice of Intent
2018 Electronic Throttle Control Failure Modes and Effect Analysis Template

Front Bulkhead Main Roll Hoop Support Configuration Examples
Standard Impact Attenuator – Type 13 and Impact Attenuator Testing Set Up Examples

  • Tech - *Electric Only 

2018 Electrical Technical Inspection Sheet 
2018 Electrical Systems Form Template 
2018 EV Structural Equivalency Spreadsheet (SES) 
2018 Failure Modes and Effects Analysis Template 
2018 Formula SAE Electric - Notice of Intent 2nd Year Vehicle
Electrical Systems Advisor / Electrical Systems Officer Form

PowerPoint: How to Complete your ESF
FSAE Energy Meter Spec
Accumulator Container Examples 

  • Cost 
    Documents below for Reference Only. Cost Report needs to be built in online cost module.
    Note: Catalogs below may not be as current as online module.

Fasteners Table 
Materials Table 
Processes Table 
Process Multipliers Table 
Tooling Table 
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

Competition Operations