Degree: BEng Motorsport Engineering
Project title: Valve-Train Investigation and Comparative Analysis of Two High-Performance Single Cylinder Engines
Investigation and comparative analysis of the valve trains of two different high-speed, single cylinder, 250CC, naturally aspirated engines, which are used within different areas of Motorsport. The first being from a 2014 KTM Moto3 RC250R which competed in the 2019 BSB MotoStar championship and the second coming from a GYTR cylinder head from a 2017 Yamaha YZ250F competing in the FIA World Enduro Championship. Calculations were made to determine the characteristics of both valve trains. Then, a friction model of the valve-trains was completed and compared to one another. Finally, both valve-trains were modelled with the use of the SolidWorks software package and studied with a FEA simulation
Why did you choose this course?
I have always had a passion to understand the working of things, and from a young age have always taken things apart to see what makes them tick. Also, I have a passion for Motorsport, therefore believed the BEng Motorsport Engineering was tailored for myself.
Why did you choose to attend UWTSD?
What are your future plans?
I plan on continuing with education, and providing I attain the correct grade will be studying the Motorsport Engineering MSc. Finally, after the masters my aspiration will be to work within powertrain but I am undecided as of yet in which specific area I would like to pursue.