Well excuse me that i do not know the precise expectations. What my assumption is is because of your degree such an thing would be described as 'easy'. Sure I know it is not, but it is your last project and so it is something big, such an thing as the Topic Starter came with is imo described as 'easy'. When we came in our last year(and that wasnt even your study) we also had to do an project, that project was an project with an topic which was relevant to your following study. Then you didnt got away either when you came with your regular report you did then, so I doubt similair will happen then.
IMO an final year project has to be something big and something impressive, it has to be something where you can put goals to.
I know making such an model is hard, but with what the Topic Starter proposed you wouldnt get far talking about it. Then you have an car, what do you want to do with it? You do not have any goal you want to achieve, nothing to research.
That is why i came with my FW idea, as for example you could have certain things you want to try;
-What Is the effect of different wing angles to the flow behind it?
-How does an Gurney affect the flow to the rest of the car?
-Does vortex generators have an significant impact on the efficiency of the rest of the car?
-Do multi-element end plates have an better effect on air management around the car?
-How does an FW height change affect airflow behind it?
-What are the effects of flexi-wings?
I think such an idea might even be easier, as the rest of the car has to be less detailed.
With this you have an certain base to try things on, like i said with the original idea you hve an car and then, what do you want to test? What do you want to achieve?
For me an final year project has to meet things;
-It has to be interresting for other people
-It has to be an topic that you like
-It has to be an higher level then you have used to do before
-You can talk alot about it
Those four(and maaybe even more, but its late here so i cant thing that well lol) are the key to an good project.
I aso have no problem with doing something already done, but you have to take it differently, like taking an specific point into that.
Or, what also can be an idea is making car configurations based on the next-gen formula where you test the cars sensitivity, test the effect of skirts to certain things(like ride height changes, loose skirts, crosswinds etc.).
@mep; I just have to agree with you. Thoguh i dont like the idea of an given topic. The teacher can simply give you an topic that has to do with aeroplanes, that isnt actually good to do when you want to go into race car designing for example. Also it is more likely for students to just drop out cause they dont like the project they woking on and lack the enthausiasm to work on it.
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