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PHYS6005 - Formula 1 Science & Technology

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Title:Formula 1 Science & Technology
Long Title:Formula 1 Science & Technology
Module Code:PHYS6005
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Physics
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2009/10 ( September 2009 )
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Donagh OMahony
Module Author: CONOR O FARRELL
Module Description: This is an introductory course that gives an outline of the science & technology concepts that are contributary factors in todays F1 motorsport success. The learner does not require prior background knowledge of science & technology related to F1 motorsport.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe and apply fundamental principles of mechanics, control and material selection to Formula 1 motorsport
LO2 Specify the features required for instrumentation technology applications in Formula 1 motorsport
LO3 Analyse and select appropriate hardware relevant to Formula 1 motorsport
LO4 Describe the application of wireless data transmission to Formula 1 motorsport
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Not Applicable
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
Not Applicable
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

Not Applicable
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Mechanics
Fundamental mechanics principles such as (1) velocity, (2) acceleration, (3) centripetal force, (4) gravity, (5) force, (6) pressure.
Instrumentation
Devices that measure (1) pressure, (2) temperature, (3) velocity, (4) acceleration, (5) force.
Control
Fundamental control principles such as (1) on/off control, (2) feedback control, (3) feedforward control.
Materials
(1) Properties, (2) Friction (3) Wear.
Data Logging/Telemetry
(1) Methods of data collection, (2) Methods of wireless communications.
Aerodynamics
(1) Air friction/drag (2) Air velocity & downward forces
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Theory and Application 1,2,3,4 25.0 Week 3
Short Answer Questions Theory and Application 1,2,3,4 25.0 Week 6
Short Answer Questions Theory and Application 1,2,3,4 25.0 Week 9
Oral Examination/Interview Directed Learning Presentation 1,2,3,4 25.0 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 4.0 Every Second Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 9.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • David Tremayne 2004, The Science of Formula 1 Design [ISBN: 1859609996]
  • Giorgio Piola 2006, Formula 1 Technical Analysis 2005-2006 [ISBN: 8879113917]
  • Peter Wright 2001, Formula 1 Technology
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Steve Matchett 2004, The Chariot Makers. Assembling the Perfect Formula 1 Car [ISBN: 0752865242]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • www.formula1.com: n/a
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
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CR_SESST_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science and Sustainable Technology 3 Elective
CR_SINEN_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Instrument Engineering 2 Elective
CR_SPHYS_7 Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics and Instrumentation 2 Elective
CR_SPHYS_6 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Physics and Instrumentation 2 Elective

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