12 July 2016 11:15

"Audi Vorsprung Award" - best lightweight concept

Category: Competition, 2016, FSC Award, FSE Award

There are no compromises when it comes to the finest sports car engineering. Technical precision and performance must be pushed to the limits – and beyond. Audi pioneered the use of aluminum in manufacturing car bodies. With fuel prices constantly rising, the topic of weight reduction is more important than ever. Therefore, AUDI AG is sponsoring the “Audi Vorsprung Award” for the best lightweight concept at the Formula Student Germany 2016.

Procedure and conditions

  • The innovation must be described in a one page synopsis (DIN A4 page). However, the document must not exceed the maximum size of 5 MB. Additional attachments are not allowed.
  • Please upload your application for the award via the FSG website (=> MyTeam => Events => Deadline) by July 29th 2016 23:59 CEST latest.
  • Teams that have successfully registered for participation in the FSG 2016 are eligible to compete.
  • Only one submission is allowed per team.
  • Electric and combustion teams are invited to participate.
  • Five teams will be selected for the finals. The successful teams will be notified in July.
  • The five selected teams will present their lightweight concept in person to the jury in a brief, succinct and appealing presentation at the FSG Forum at the Hockenheimring. The specific date and 15-minute time slot (10 minutes for the presentation, 5 minutes for questions) will be communicated in advance.
  • The criteria for the award are:
    • Intelligent structural concepts and reduction of parts through integration of functions for all assemblies.
    • Use of simulation tools to reduce weight by intelligent part- and structure-design.
    • Choice of materials and using right material, where material characteristics, functions and costs are balanced best.
    • Entries will be judged on the basis of
    • Overall weight
    • Power-to-weight-ratio
    • Position of the centre of gravity

The winning team will be announced during the evening event on 14th August 2016, and will receive a prize in the amount of EUR 1,500.

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