FSAE | Carbon-Fibre Bucket Seat

Project Description

Designed and built a lightweight, composite bucket seat for use in a formula-style racecar. It needed to be removable to access the electrical system, as well as rigid enough to minimise vibration effects. The seat doubled as firewall protection from the combustible fueltank, and needed to be integrated around other systems in the car.

Developed for use within the North American consumer market, the design made extensive use of anthropometric and biomechanical data to accommodate a wide range of drivers, leading to fatigue reduction and improved driver track performance. This literature research was also used to accurately design steering, pedals, and chassis systems, as well as map driver CG to optimise vehicle handling characteristics.

Ranked ‘Best Ergonomic System’ at international competitions in 2015.

Project Details


  • Vacuum Assisted Resin-Transfer Molding
  • Mold Design
  • Biomechanics
  • Anthropometrics
  • Driver Performance
  • Vehicle Integration

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