Lesson 2: Safety Simulations of Cage Design



Society of Automotive Engineers has an annual competition. The SAE Mini Baja is a project that encompasses design, fabrication, and analysis. Teams have to start from scratch to create a feasible vehicle that can complete set obstacles such as rough terrain, jumps, maneuverability, and endurance. The Society of Automotive Engineers hosts several competitions all over the nation and each competition is unique.

This lesson Includes documents, lessons and activities centered about the SAE Mini Baja Team of Jasper Racing.

Lesson Time

Direct Instruction, Videos and Acticities
4 Hours

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture
    • Architectural Design
    • Engineering Design
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Engineering Technology
  • Information and Communication Technologies Information and Communication Technologies
    • Networking
Grade Levels
  • 11

Objectives and Expected Learning Results


California English Common Core Standards (1)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (4)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Review Design Analysis
  • Review three scenarios of Impact Design Analysis
  • Compare vehicle structure with added safety (roll cage and 5 point harness)
  • Calculate vehicle mass and necessary safety cage strength
  • Use buoyancy to find center of mass
  • Compare impact on human body with other extreme sports

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