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Boosting performance of the BAC MONO

#1 of FSUK 2014: FS Team Delft

Grasping the dynamics of the automotive industry

Racing spirt - leading our team to success

MSc thesis: Hybridisation

The effect of power and energy densities on the performance of a hybrid electric system.

n” o i t a t r o p s n a of tr e r u t u f e h t ng nge A a y h c d n o t A e e t t a a n u “Passio - MSc grad Andy

VOL. 1


DEAR HYPERLOOP TEAM, This booklet is dedicated to Delft Hyperloop. With this, I would like to express my enthusiasm and dream to become part of your team. I hope this will give an impression of who I am, my passion and why I believe I am a valuable and positive asset to Delft Hyperloop.

Andy Ang

BSc Aerospace Engineering

I was excited to start my student career and obtained my propedeutic exam in the first year.

Human Power Team

As the chief aerodynamics, I had to look for creative ways to improve the aerodynamic performance.


Minor Robotics

Studying abroad in Singapore gave me a new perspective on life and experience personal growth.

MSc Aerospace Engineering

Followed my passion for high-speed vehicles and specialised in Flight Performance and Propulsion.

DUT Racing Team

Driven by the racing spirit, our team was committed to build and design a race car to win Formula Student competitions.

Delft Hyperloop BAC Mono

The 8-month internship at Briggs Automotive Company provided insight into manufacturing and design within the automotive industry.


My master thesis on Hybrid Electric Propulsion Systems analysed the relationship between power management and efficiency.

The passion of the Delft Hyperloop team to build an innovative transport vehicle to make the world cleaner, faster and more efficient motivates me to become an engineer at Delft Hyperloop.

THE BIKE THAT GOES 128.9 KM/H As the chief aerodynamics, I was responsible for the shape of the bike and led the aerodynamics department of the team. For the production of the shape, I had to effectively communicate with the manufacturer. This experience has increased my enthusiasm to work in an engineering industry, where team effort is of vital importance.

The VeloX2 is the second human powered vehicle that was built by the Human Power Team, which won the World Human Powered Speed Challenge 2012.

Development VSAERO was used to simulate the boundary layer of the aerodynamic shape.

Validation To validate the simulation model, an 1:1 oil streak test was done in the wind tunnel.

Wind tunnel test Testing the VeloX2 in the wind tunnel gave us the opportunity to fine-tune the aerodynamics of the bike and to assess its cooling performance for the driver.


The Formula Student Team Delft was fully dedicated to one goal: to develop a race-winning car. As a powertrain engineer, I was responsible for the transmission of our race car, the DUT 14. The racing spirit within the team motivated me to continuously set high performance standards. Thus, my racing experience has encouraged me to seek an exciting work environment where people strive for excellence.

Lightweight innerwheel The core of this concept was to transfer the drivetrain from the car to the four wheels through the shortest load path, thereby reducing weight.

Transmission Transferring the required torque to the wheels with the correct fit was the greatest challenge of the transmission design.

DUT 14 wheels The realisation of our innovative drivetrain inside the wheels has saved 2kg per wheel and won us the Audi ultra award for the best light-weight concept.

The DUT 14 car participated in the Formula Student competitions of the UK, Germany and Austria and won the 1st, 3rd and 2nd place respectively. Its light-weight design was the key success factor.

ONE OF A KIND. During my 8-month internship at Briggs Automotive Company Liverpool, I have had the opportunity to work in an international environment within the automotive industry. As a design engineer, I solved various problems of its road legal race car, the BAC MONO. I enjoyed being part of a team that shares the same passion for motorsports. Communicating and co-operating with different manufacturers and suppliers required a pro-active attitude and allowed me to go beyond the limits of my own capabilities. Looking back on this positive experience makes me eager to take on new challenges.

Suspension Rethinking the manufacturing process of the wishbones solved corrosion issues. Redesigning the rockers improved suspension performance.

Battery pack A new design for the battery mounting reduced assembly time and made sure that the battery is protected.

Trackside experience

Aside from engineering design work, I also assisted in performance tests on the race track. Testing various setups in a given timespan required the team to perform under great pressure.

Chassis Modifications on the chassis reduced assembly time and solved clearance issues with the exhaust system.

Exhaust system The limited space for the exhaust system made its design very challenging. Together with the manufacturer, we were able to improve the exhaust system by reviewing and applying different solutions.

HYBRID ELECTRIC PROPULSION SYSTEMS Integrated performance analysis applied on short-range aircraft The hybrid era of F1 and the automotive industry has greatly stimulated my interest for innovation and technological advancements. I believe that hybrid electric systems are able to increase the overall efficiency of aircraft propulsion systems as well. With my master thesis on Hybrid Electric Propulsion Systems, a new research area was introduced within the Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR). I led the research and had to set up meetings with different departments.

“The results of his research contribute to the knowledge within the aerospace industry on hybrid propulsion.“

Dr. Arvind Gangoli Rao

Within the hybrid electric propulsion system, the electric system is able to assist the engine when needed. This will affect the design of the engine and the performance of the overall system. A comparison was made between the performance of the hybrid electric propulsion system and the conventional propulsion system.

One of the objectives of my research was to analyse the effect of hybridisation. The profitability of hybrid electric propulsion is heavily dependent on the flight mission and its power management strategy.

This research stimulated me to think analytically, be target-oriented and have a structured work style. It taught me to persevere and remain curious. As a result of setting high personal working standards, this study is going to be published in the Journal of Aerospace Engineering.

THANK YOU, for taking the time and reading my booklet. My name is Andy Ang and I was born and raised in the Netherlands. Aside from engineering, I enjoy making music with others. I like to travel and explore the world. This allows me to experience different cultures and broaden my perspective on life. I love to do sports, especially teamsports where goals are achieved side by side while having fun together. I am fascinated by the beauty of nature and enjoy snowboarding in the white mountains. Hopefully, this booklet has motivated you to give me the opportunity to further discuss my qualifications and to see how I can become a valuable member of the team.

Andy Wen Xiรณng Ang

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