Autodesk launches Autodesk Formula Car Design Curriculum

23 October 2008

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As a partner sponsor in the long-running Formula Student single-seat racing car design and build competition, Autodesk is launching the Autodesk Formula Car Design Curriculum to assist competitors and faculty staff. The curriculum is available to download free of charge from the Autodesk Student Engineering and Design Community website.

Established in the UK in 1998 and run by the British Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Formula Student provides engineering students with a real-life experience in designing, producing and marketing a single-seat racing car. The competition challenges and encourages highly talented young engineers from around the world and culminates in a prestigious race at the legendary Silverstone circuit, followed by an awards ceremony.

The Autodesk Formula Car Design Curriculum is launched as a free facility for students to help demonstrate the competitive advantage they can achieve by designing their cars with Autodesk software. This comprehensive resource provides tools from its Autodesk Inventor software - such as the frame generator, dynamic accelerators, stress analysis and dynamic simulation - which contribute to the teams creating more innovative designs and, ultimately, to success on the race track.

Autodesk's Alistair Brook, education manager, EMEA, says: "By demonstrating the ways in which our digital prototyping software can help the student teams create higher quality designs in less time, we hope to encourage innovation amongst the engineers of tomorrow."

Visit the Autodesk Student Engineering and Design Community website now.

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