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Car Launch

Kronos Racing's car for the official F1 in Schools Ireland National Finals has been revealed. 

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Sponsor Updates  

Arup

Arup is one of the largest engineering consulting firms in Ireland, with over 550 qualified and accredited engineers and staff in our four offices. We worked closely with Arup as them being a large engineering corporation was extremely helpful overall. We were able to go to them for advice on various occasions in terms of understanding concepts which will improve our final model. An example of this would be in relation to the computation fluid dynamics (CFD) element of car manufacturing. 

 

I-Form 

I-Form is funded under the SFI Research Centres programme, which has established a network of SFI Research Centres focusing on key research areas in Ireland. I-Form also works in close collaboration with industry, delivering a step-change in competitiveness for Irish manufacturing. We were able to collaborate with this company as they were willing to sponsor us by printing some 3D parts which we needed to manufacture the car. This was extremely helpful as they had great facilities which we were permitted to use.  

 

UCD

UCD had organized for us to have access to their Wind Tunnel. We also got assistance from them as they were involved in improving our understanding of the physics and general manufacturing of our vehicle. They also helped us to understand the computation fluid dynamics (CFD) element of car manufacturing and were excellent sources of information.  

 

Grain4Lab

At Grain-4-Lab, their mission is to reduce plastic waste from laboratories by providing an effective and sustainable alternative. The issue of climate change has become quite relevant and is particularly important in our society today. We wanted to reduce the amount of waste we made as much as we could. We feel that it is essential to be climate change conscious and everyone should make an effort to reduce their carbon footprint as much as they can. As a result, we reached out to this company, and they were able to provide us with sustainable alternatives for a few of the parts of our car. This was evidently a better substitute than single use plastic  

 

Bluegate Motors

Bluegate Motors are well established in the Motor Industry and their experience spans over 50 years. We believe that this sponsorship is extremely useful as after all they are heavily involved in the Motor Industry. Not only were they more than happy to answer any and all questions we had in relation to the car but also offered financial support which we are extremely grateful for.  

  

UCD

UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (UCD Trip) 

Dr. Kevin Nolan from UCD had organized for us to have access to their Wind Tunnel. We also got assistance from them as they were involved in improving our understanding of the physics and general manufacturing of our vehicle. They also helped us to understand computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations, and FEA simulations.