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KUST(Kookmin Univ. Solarcar Team)

KUST(Kookmin Univ. Solarcar Team)

Team overview

KUST(Kookmin Univ. Solarcar Team)

  • Car name

    Man-Se

  • University

    Kookmin University

  • Country

    South Korea

  • WSC class

    2019

  • Static Scrutineering

    Pass

Daily event results

Arrival time Control stop Kms from Darwin
Day 1 Oct 13 15:28:52 Katherine 321
Day 2 Oct 14 12:44:34 Daly Waters 588
Day 3 Oct 15 16:10:08 Barrow Creek 1209
Day 4 Oct 16 11:42:45 Alice Springs 1493
Day 5 Oct 17 14:40:03 Coober Pedy 2178
Day 6 Oct 18 17:15:23 Adelaide 3020
Day 7 Oct 18 17:15:23 Adelaide 3020
Day 8 Oct 18 17:15:23 Adelaide 3020
Day 9 Oct 18 17:15:23 Adelaide 3020

How many times has your team participated in the event?

Our team has participated in the BWSC since 2011. We have had varying results, but have consistently taken part and this is our 5th consecutive year in this event.

What is the design philosophy behind your solar car?

This year, we have made sure that our car is made without any waste in resources. In order to make the most cost effective vehicle, parts that did not need replacing were refurbished and reused from our 2017 car. With respect to the idea of solar vehicles being the future of an eco-friendly future, all materials, including carbon composites and portions of aluminum, have been used economically with minimal waste.

What is unique about your solar car?

This year, our definitive characteristic is that our vehicle’s body and frame structure has gained substantial advantages in mass reduction. Visually comparing this year’s model with our last, it is noticeable that there is simply less volume during the entirety of the vehicle’s profile.

Why does your team value participating in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge?

As one of the event’s few undergraduate teams, we value what we have achieved, rather than yearn for what we could have done. There are plenty to fault on how our car came to be in it’s final form. However, in light of the many hours that all of our crew has spent, there is no doubt that we are all proud of what we have created in the end.

What is the one thing your team is looking forward to when you visit Australia?

We are aware that there are many other teams participating that have perhaps a wider range of experience and engineering knowledge. We are very keen on sharing what we have learnt, and to be enlightened with what other fellow engineers have to share with us.