Introducing: frame department


Who are you?

I'm Saku Ekola, and this year I'm the head of frame department.  

What do you study?

I'm a third year student of Vehicle Engineering in TAMK and I specialize in Automobile and Garage Engineering.

How did you end up in Formula Student -project?

I found the project very interesting! I wanted to learn project skills and I also thought that it would be a great opportunity to find like-minded people.

What have you gained from being part of the team?

I have made connections to possible future employers through our partners. I have also had the opportunity to work with various people and to learn things I wouldn't have learnt without being a part of the team.

What are your responsibilities?

Our main responsibilities are designing the frame, calculating stresses and strains for other parts and assembling the frame.

Describe the season from your point of view?

First, we read the rules. Then we start designing and drawing the frame. After designing, the frame will be simulated through Fem (finite element method). It will tell us the torsional stiffness of the frame and if we need to do some changes to the geometry. Then the frame is manufactured from tubes welded together.  

When the frame has been assembled, different kinds of treatments will be done, for instance a heat treatment.

Why to choose the frame department?

I was chosen to be the leader of frame department this season. 😃 

If you want to enhance your knowledge in strength of materials in practice, the frame department is just the place for you!

In the frame department there is Jyri Temonen (Vehicle Engineering), Saku Ekola (Vehicle Engineering), Jussi Mononen (Vehicle Engineering) ja Jarno Mastomäki (Mechanical Engineering).