Engineering Example - Dynamics - Kinematics - F1 Race Car Under Braking Using Telemetry Data

Engineering Example - Dynamics - Kinematics - F1 Race Car Under Braking Using Telemetry Data

I was pointed to some Telemetry Data from the Caterham F1 Racing Team. Using this I created an equation representing the Acceleration of the car. In Formula One cars, the Acceleration is a function of Velocity due to the decay in Downforce as the F1 car slows. This left a Differential Equation to deal with, which is something you might not know when you're taking Dynamics. So I derived the Velocity as a function of Time. Use this to find the Position of the F1 Race Car after 2 seconds of Braking.

Velocity as a Function of Time F1 Car Under Braking Based on Caterham F1 Telemetry Data

F1 Braking Based on F1 Telemetry Data from Caterham F1

If you did everything right, you should have found that the distance traveled by the F1 Race Car during Braking based on the Telemetry Data and the Equation I provided was 113.9 meters.

Hopefully this helped. Again, the goal of this Engineering Example was not to teach you how to perform Kinematics, but rather to give you an Engineering Practice Problem to help you study for an Engineering Exam.

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