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“Formula Student is a great opportunity for you to apply your theoretical knowledge on real life product, while giving you the opportunity to learn things you might never even learn when you start working! Its place of  innovation and development while also being a place for you to make friends of a lifetime!”

All current Bachelor’s and Master’s students from KTH and SU are welcome to apply.

By applying to KTH Formula Student you confirm that you are ready to spend 15+ hours on the project, this applies to every week including the summer break but does not apply to exam periods. 

Here you can read more about our subgroups and what their responsibilities are.

Our subgroups

Aerodynamics and Composites is a subgroup consisting of three internal groups.
 
The Aerodynamics Design team is behind the shape of the whole car, optimized in CFD simulations. The undertray, front wings, rear wings and side pods are designed and then manufactured by this team, using carbon fiber and fiberglass as the most common materials.
 
The Solid Mechanics and Composites group focuses on the design, manufacturing, and development of our front crash structure, our lightweight carbon-fibre chassis and battery container as well as laminates, designs and manufactures aerodynamic parts.
 
The Cooling group is responsible for finding lightweight and efficient cooling solutions for the car’s motors, power inverters and battery using knowledge of aerodynamics and thermodynamics as well as hydraulic systems and manufacturing.
 

Aerodynamics and composites are now looking for the following profiles.

Aerodynamics Design:
The following skills are meritorious but not required.

  • CAD software
  • CFD software
  • Hands on experience with any type of manufacturing
  • Experience working with composite materials
  • Knowledge in fluid mechanics and dynamics
Solid Mechanics and Composites:
The following skills are meritorious but not required.
 
  • CAD software
  • FEM software
  • Layup optimization or theory
  • Some hands-on experience with a practical project (for our manufacturing of moulds, rigs etc.)
  • Work with composites
Cooling:
The following skills are meritorious but not required.
 
  • CAD software
  • Simulink/Matlab/Control theory
  • Thermodynamics understanding/background

Business and Marketing is the subgroup in charge of external and internal relations. Meaning we are in charge of sponsors, marketing, internal-/external events, business plan presentation (BPP) among other things. All members are expected to be active during summer and either go to Competition or plan for and delegate well in advance who is to do the work there.

Marketing

Responsible for our Social media, Website, printed material, merch and more.

Statics coordinator 

Responsible for the Business Plan, Cost & Manufacturing and Engineering design Presentations as well as the rules quiz.

Event coordinator 

Responsible for hosting internal events/team-building while helping out with general marketing.

Business Relations

Responsible for sourcing and managing sponsor contacts.
Already established contacts within the industry is a plus but not expected.

Business Events

Responsible for sourcing and planing business events such as Lunch lectures and Case nights etc

Business and Marketing are looking for people to fill the roles of:
Business Events
Internal Events

The Driverless team is responsible from the driverless software development and deployment, enabling our car to run autonomously in competitions. The team is uniquely split into four separate groups: Software Development, Perception, Navigation, and Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM).

 
Driverless are looking for the following skills and/or profiles:
 

SLAM

A hard working and driven Bachelors or Masters student with interest in probability and statistics, programming and autonomous driving. Meriting experience is, but not limited to:

  • Knowledge of various SLAM algorithms,
  • Experience with LIDAR, IMUs (Inertial Measurement Unit, as-well as understanding its Calibration and synchronisation)
  • ROS (Robot Operating System)

Navigation 

A hard working and driven Bachelors or Masters student with an interest in control theory, optimisation techniques, programming and autonomous driving.

  • Meriting experience is, Deep understanding of control theory,
  • Familiarity with PID controllers and model predictive control (MPC),
  • Experience with algorithms like Dijkstra, A*, RRT (Rapidly-exploring Random Trees),
  • Understanding of car kinematics and dynamics, Experience with the Robot Operating System (ROS)

Perception

A hard working and driven Bachelors or Masters student with interest in computer vision, machine learning, programming and autonomous driving. Meriting experience is,

  • ML frameworks (Such as TensorFlow, PyTorch or Keras),
  • Libraries like OpenCV
  • Robot Operating System (ROS)

Software development

A hard working and driven Bachelors or Masters student with an interest in programming and autonomous driving. Meriting experience is,

  • Skills in designing modular and scalable software systems.
  • Understanding of OOP principles and design patterns for maintainable code.
  • Familiarity with CI/CD, Experience with automated testing and deployment pipelines.
  • Experience with Docker, skills in working with databases like SQL or NoSQL,
  • Knowledge of hypervisors such as VMware, Xen, or Hyper-V for creating and managing virtual machines,
  • Proficiency in setting up and managing network configurations, including network security protocols,
  • Experience with Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions for efficient data storage and retrieval.

The Mechanical Design team is responsible for all of the mechanical components on the car.

The team works with the whole process from concept to manufacturing to testing and optimization. The components are designed using CAD- and FEA Software. Manufacturing methods include: Manual manufacturing, CNC milling and Additive manufacturing.

The following skills are meritorious but not required.

  •  CAD software
  •  FEA software
  •  Stong understanding of mechanics (primarily Solid Mechanics, Statics, Dynamics and Kinematics.)
  •  Any manufacturing knowledge
  •  CNC experience

Mechanical Design are looking for the following profiles:

  • Second or third year Mechanical or Vehicle Engineering BSc students that plan to stay for at least 2 years.
  • MSc students in the following programmes:
    •  Vehicle engineering, Machine Design, Engineering Mechanics, Aerospace Engineering or similar.
  • BSc and/or MSc students interested to learn or proficient in manufacturing, i.e. CNC, 3D printing and manual lathe and mill manufacturing.

Starting this year MD will also be part of Cooling, The Cooling group is responsible for finding lightweight and efficient cooling solutions for the car’s motors, power inverters and battery using knowledge of thermodynamics as well as hydraulic systems and manufacturing.

The Powertrain team is working with the high voltage systems like electrical motors, inverters and a high voltage battery built by the team. The Electronics team is working with the low voltage systems like all sensors on the car, the dashboard, wiring, safety circuits,  and much more. The PCBs are designed by the team from start to finish and they also develop the software on them.

Powertrain and Electronics are looking for the following skills and/or profiles:

Bachelor’s or Master’s students with interest and/or experience related to the following projects:
  • Wire harness.
    • Working with the wiring harness of the car, implementing the already designed architecture
  • HV battery.
    • Working with the HV battery of the car. Both the Low voltage control electronics such as the BMS and the High voltage circuitry
  • Inverters.
    • Working with our inverters, both with the software to tune the parameters, and with the hardware implementation in the vehicle for the new car
  • Github and embedded software. 
    • Working with embedded software for our many STM32 MCUs and organizing our GitHub repositories
  • Scrutineering  responsible
    • Responsible in preparing the subgroup for the scrutineering of the competition.
    • Consists of becoming familiar with the scrutineering procedure, making sure all necessary documentation etc. is prepared
  • Engineering design event responsible.
    • Responsible in preparing the subgroup for the EDE, one of the static events at the competition.
The Vehicle Dynamics team is responsible for three segments – the suspension design, the development of control systems (traction control, torque vectoring and regenerative braking) and tuning the vehicle for increased performance by testing it on the track.
Vehicle Dynamics are currently looking for the following skills and/or profiles:
  • Master’s- or bachelors’s students specialising in control systems
Meriting experience is, but not limited to:
  • General knowledge of race-car performance and vehicle dynamics
  • Laptime simulation (Lapsim, MATLAB or similar)
  • Kinematics simulation (Adams, Carsim or similar)
  • Control theory
  • Previous FS experience
  • General MATLAB experience

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Location

Brinellvägen 28
114 28 Stockholm

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