RR14 Unveiling!

21 04 2014

Check out the unveiling of the new RR14 from Ravens Racing!

Metro Ottawa

Ottawa Citizen

Carleton newsroom



Come join us at our Unveiling!

1 04 2014

Unveiling Invite 2014

DEW Engineering

16 03 2014

Thank you very much to our huge sponsorship from DEW Engineering here in Ottawa! They are awesome to work with helping us make lots of parts!


18 11 2013


Designs and drawings all getting finalized! We are excited to go to FSAE Michigan and North 2014 once again next year!


October.19 – 20. 2013

We had an awesome time at the UoT shootout, where we went from cold and dry to the lovely cold and wet! It was amazing once again to meet and see all the teams coming out! Till the next time we meet.


​September 4.2013

Sorry for the slow updates. We have been busy, preparing, training and testing the new members through the summer. The design cycle never stops, now we just wait for the UoT Shootout!


Thank You Princess Auto

18 03 2013
The Ravens Racing Team would like to thank Princess Auto on Ages Drive in Ottawa for donating over $2,000 worth of tools to be used in the Team’s shop and in the newly designed pit cart which will be used at competition this year. A good set of tools are essential to the build of a hybrid race car and with Princess Auto’s generous donation this years team will have the luxury of working with the best quality tools you can find in the Ottawa area. To all the staff and Terry at Princess Auto, we look forward to working with you in the future and representing your brand with a top contending car at the Formula Hybrid Competition this year.
Picture: Mark Cohen from the Ravens Racing Team accepting two shopping carts full of tools from Terry Legere of Princess Auto

Thank You Swagelok

18 03 2013

The Ravens Racing Team would like to thank Swagelok for their generous donation of $1500 on January 28, 2013. Swagelok has also agreed to retrofit the RR13 (this years car) with all the necessary plumbing and fitting requirements for the brake system to be used at this years international competition in Loudon, New Hampshire. Kirk and Christian, we look forward to you driving the car at this years sponsor appreciation day!

Underneath Picture:
Bob De Snoo accepting a cheque from Swagelok on behalf of the Ravens Racing Team during an info session put on by Christian and Kirk from Swagelok.

Flexures: Spherical Bearings Be Warned

7 02 2013

Like most autocross cars, our car uses spherical bearings to attach the a-arms and z-arms to the frame.  A new design currently under development will replace these bearings with flexures, solid components that allow for movement in the vertical direction without moving parts. This design is undergoing physical testing to validate the FEA simulations and to ensure that the car will withstand the forces that occur during a race. Our team is simulating this component using both Pro Engineer and real world MTS testing to analyze the stress distributions and to ensure the component performs to specification.  So far the flexures have performed exactly as predicted by simulation and are slated for implementation on the next iteration of the car.  See the figures below for a selection of the FEA simulations and MTS testing.


Figure 1: Flexure (This is designed to bend along the thin section)


Figure 2: Yield Simulation (Red indicates areas of high stress)


Figure 3: Buckling Simulation

mts testing

Figure 4: MTS Testing (Testing the critical buckling load)

surface strees top

 Figure 5: Surface stresses due to bending for front upper arm

Fatigue upper

Figure 6: Fatigue life of the flexures on the front upper arms


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