The MotoStudent Competition is an international competition among university teams to give students the chance to test their skills as future engineers, giving them a huge experience by bringing together great personalities in the field and working in truly unique facilities. Organized by the Moto Engineering Foundation (MEF) at Motorland Aragon in Spain, where Motorcycles get controlled on professional ways.
The goal is to design a competitive prototype racing bike, meeting the technological requirements set by the regulation, with a focus on safety issues.
The competition is challenging for students who will have to prove their creativity and innovation skills to the jury composed of individuals such as the Honda responsible for racing in Europe and other former Moto GP drivers.
The love of the Spanish for motor sport is well known, something that is observed in the competition as 22 of the 35 teams are Spanish, and in combination with the media and the large number of viewers, Motostudent turns into a celebration, from which we can not and we do not want to miss
The Typhoon MotoRacing UoWM team was founded in autumn 2014 by a student initiative of the University of Western Macedonia.
The members of the group had the purpose of constructing and developing a racing motorcycle (Moto3).
The team started work in the early 2015 and continued vigorously and upward until its participation in the MotoStudent World Challenge.
The first work on the design and construction of the motorcycle was carried out in 2015. Specifically, the team members got familiar with theanalysis and design programs and by the summer of 2015 they had created the first designs of the motorcycle.
In March, it was officially enrolled in the competition and by the end of April the team had at its disposal the engine, the pads and the tires for the motorcycle.
So they began to work even more intensely, improving and analyzing the plans that had been created.
Additionally, planning began on the measures and the needs of the engine. By the end of the summer the plans had been fully adapted to the engine and the team had reached the final and most substantial part ofher work, that of construction.
Along with these work, the group was looking for sponsorships in order to be able to financially support and realize its goals.
The driver who represented the team in the competition was chosen based on his skills, which proved on the track.
By the end of 2015, the team had managed to raise several sponsorships so that in 2016, the year of the competition, it was able to build the motorcycle.
The search for sponsorship was continuous and necessary as the team needed materials and money to fine-tune the model it developed.
Based on the plans that were developed in the past year, the team began to visit the region’s machining industry, as well as the wider region, to start getting the materials they either purchased orhad been granted.
So, in 2016, the motorcycle began to get flesh and bones, and from the computer screens the team arrived shortly before mid-2016 to have the first bikes in front of it. Using the innovation of three-dimensional printing, several parts of the motorcycle were created, with the ultimate goal of studying their behavior and stamina. Then, the actual construction of various materials, one of which was the carbon fiber, began.
In mid-2016 the team also took part in several motorsport events and had the opportunity to present to the audience what they had accomplished at that time.
Until the summer of 2016 the motorcycle was completed. The team had at its disposal after a lot of effort and coordinated work a complete onea motorcycle that was ready to compete. In the autumn of 2016 at the Aragon circuit in Spain, the team presented a promising motorcycle accompanied by a complete business plan and managed to seize the ninth position from thirty-six world entries. This was also helped by the fact that the business plan of the group ranked second in the competition.
After the first success, the second team, as a continuation of the previous one, was created in order to achieve even better results in the MotoStudent competition. Work has already begun and expectations are high. Recently, the team also completed the registration in the contest and progresses steadily towards success.
The sector is responsible for the design and development of the structural parts, ie the frame, the subframe and the scissor. The purpose of this sector is to build a purely racing frame that is similar to MotoGP-3, but also to document its behavior through static, dynamic and thermal analyzes required for the brake.
This is the section analyzing engine behavior, designing and analyzing import-export systems to better exploit it. At the same time, brain mapping is one of the most difficult and important tasks in the field, in an effort to redefine the machine, completely changing its character, since the engine given by the competition is banned under the rules amended.
The sector is responsible for the construction of the engine housing, which is one of the main factors influencing the final speed of the motorcycle. The fairing(machine suit), the queue and the tank are part of the field of study in this field. The degree of difficulty is quite high, as apart from the strict rules of the competition, in terms of dimensions, the time required to remove and re-fit the aerodynamic parts of the machine is individually examined and graded.
The task of the industrialization sector is to study and develop a machine industrialization plan, which will include the study of the production lines and the whole process that a company would follow in order to start and maintain its production in Greece. All of this is being studied and calculated on the basis of data from the competition, questionnaires from the team as well as ELSTAT data.
The main responsibility of the sector is to promote and present the group to the media and social media, to organize the group for participation in various events, and to continue its support in the field of resource search through sponsorship.