The recruiting session for the Dynamis PRC 2022 season has begun.

Dynamis PRC is always looking for the best students of the Polytechnic, and is ready to welcome new members who want to get involved and commit to achieve ambitious goals.

If you are interested and want to know more, read on to know what it means to be a member of Dynamis PRC, how to submit your application and what are the jobs and challenges the team departments are facing.

What can you expect?

Being part of the Dynamis PRC team means first of all dealing with a very different reality than the one you are used to as students, it means entering a world where you can put into practice not only the knowledge learned during the studies, but also different skills that are difficult to practice in a university.

By joining the Team you will live a unique experience, facing real problems working on an important project. You will have the opportunity to be part of an highly motivated group composed by experienced people, with whom you can share all that is life within the Team.

Once in, experienced team member will train you in the acquisition of all the skills you will need and in the use of the software we use, with the aim of letting you work independently. So we are looking for people that have a great desire to learn and a lot of commitment in tackling the tasks that will be assigned to you.

Finally, you will have the opportunity to approach the world of work, in particular the automotive sector, acquiring a lot of useful knowledge and sector's experience. The name of our Team is internationally recognized and being part of it will open you many doors and facilities in the world of work.

How to join the Team

Show us what you are worth and why we need you by applying for the department you are interested in!

Recruiting will be dedicated both to the Business & Marketing and Cost Evaluation departments and to the technical departments, but in two different ways.

For Business & Marketing and Cost Evaluation it will be necessary to take a written test and then, if called, an oral interview.

For the technical departments, however, there will be the possibility to submit a spontaneous application with the CV attached. If the managers find your presentation interesting, to your training and experience, you will be called for an oral interview.

Entry Test

If you want to apply for the Business & Marketing or Cost Evaluation departments you will need to take a written placement test on 7 October. Registration is MANDATORY.

Those who are interested in applying for Communication and Graphics, will have to carry out sections A and B described below, then a dedicated section will be proposed.

For those interested in applying for Business Plan Presentation, Social Media Management, Cost Understanding and Cost Evaluation and Sponsor Management, the test will consist of four parts:

  1. Section A: includes cognitive and motivational questions. The purpose of these questions is to understand what kind of person you are and what your experiences have been.
  2. Section B: composed of closed-ended questions on the rules of the races in which we participate. You can find the regulation at this link.
    It will be important that you are familiar with these sections of the rules:

    • Section A – Administrative Regulations
    • Section T – General Technical Requirements
    • Section EV – Electric Vehicles
    • Section S – Static Events
    • Section D – Dynamic Events
  3. Section C:there are several closed-ended questions on engineering and purely managerial technical topics. The questions will concern the subjects of interest of all departments of the team evaluated according to the position chosen.
  4. Section D: this part is specific to the department(s) you have chosen. You will have to select your first and second choice, if any. Consider you will be able to change your choice the day of the test. You will find practical problems relating to situations that may occur within the department; we want to see how you would deal with them and what solutions you would find to deal with them!

In total the test will last 2.00h.

Team Departments

The Business & Marketing department is responsible for coordinating and supervising the static tender event called Business Plan Presentation and everything related to communication which, together with the graphics, develops the Team's brand image. During the year of design and production of the new prototype, the members of this department who are responsible for preparing the Business Plan have the task of creating and developing an innovative but realistic business idea, which will be presented in front of the judges in the competition. Economic and financial knowledge and good communication, organizational and graphic skills are the basis of the members of this department who deal with this area. The team members dedicated to the Communication and Graphics section have the task of developing the brand image of the Team through the design and creation of all the necessary graphic elements. Furthermore, they prepare and implement the Team's communication strategy on social media.
The Cost Evaluation department deals with the coordination and preparation of a static event: the Cost Event. In detail, the department deals with the analysis and drafting of the Cost Understanding and Cost Explanation documents, through the analysis and costing of each individual component that makes up the car. An important document is the BOM (Bill Of Materials), necessary for regulation in order to have a complete view of the components present in the prototype, and then define the costs through the CBOM (Costed Bill Of Materials) and the processes through the DBOM (Detailed Bill Of Materials). In addition, some members of the department deal with the management of sponsors, with relative communication and collaboration with the technical departments.

Unsolicited Application

If you want to apply for the Aerodynamics & Cooling, Chassis, Driver Interfaces, Driverless, Electronics & Powertrain, Suspension & Drivetrain or Vehicle Dynamics departments you can instead apply through a form.

The design of the new prototype has already begun: in this recruiting session we are therefore looking for candidates with specific experience and knowledge. For this reason you will be asked to attach your curriculum  vitae and a cover letter, both of them in PDF format.

If your application is interesting, you will be contacted in a short time by the department managers to take an oral interview that will be structured in two parts:

  1. Section A: composed of closed-ended questions on the rules of the races in which we participate. You can find the regulation at this link. It will be important that you are familiar with these sections of the rules:
    • Section A - Administrative Regulations
    • Section T - General Technical Requirements
    • Section EV - Electric Vehicles
    • Section S - Static Events
    • Section D - Dynamic Events
  2. Section B: oral interview with the heads of the departments interested in your application.

Team Departments

The Aerodynamics & Cooling department aims to manage the airflow inside and around the vehicle’s body. The department’s job is therefore the development of the aerodynamic package through CAD modeling and CFD analyses, alongside the development of the entire cooling system of the car, which includes both water cooling for the electric motors and inverters, and an air-cooling setup for the battery. Correct sizing of the components is achieved through a Simulink model developed in collaboration with the Electronics & Powertrain and Vehicle Dynamics. Simulations have a fundamental role in the design phase and more accurate simulation methods are constantly sought out to improve the prototype’s performance. Once the final geometry of a component is reached, the focus shifts to defining the lamination sequences and model and mold geometries that are necessary to manufacture it. Almost all of the components are then hand made by the team members. Finally, model validation is performed on track using flow wiz, pitot tubes, and pressure transducers. The data is then collected and compared to the results of the simulations performed during the design phase.
The main objective of the Chassis department is the design and construction of the carbon fiber monocoque and its supports with the aim of simultaneously ensuring high target stiffness and low weight, allowing low deformations and seeking maximum reliability. At the same time, the safety systems for the pilot are also studied, paying particular attention to the development of the impact structure and firewalls. The department also deals with the design of the structural part of the battery pack and the inverter where it is necessary to design a rigid, resistant and light external structure and an internal one that meets regulatory constraints. In this department particular attention is also paid to the research and study of materials to obtain better and better results, mainly composite materials are used, but there are also metal and polymeric components. As for the design, after a first phase of problem analysis and search for weak points, we move on to an iterative phase of CAD modeling and numerical analysis through FEM or dynamic simulations in order to optimize the component. The production phase is carried out both internally and at our sponsors and in close contact with the Aerodynamics department, especially to study the best solutions for lamination. Finally, the choices made are validated during the tests on the track.
The Driver Interfaces department deals with the design and construction of all the car systems that come into direct contact with the drivers, namely the complete steering system, the braking system, the pedals and the seat. The department's goal is to obtain increasingly high-performance systems by minimizing the weight of each component, while maintaining good rigidity of the assembly and high ergonomic standards. Structural design includes the use of FEM solvers for the more classic structural checks and the use of topological optimization software, while some components also require thermal studies and thermal CFDs. There are also several components in composite materials that require ergonomic studies and particular FEM simulations to optimize the lamination of the carbon fiber. The department also has strong interactions with the departments: Suspension & Drivetrain for the design of the wheel unit, Electronics & Powertrain for the steering wheel electronics and some sensors and Driverless for the braking, steering, emergency and safety systems of the driving car. autonomous. The production concerns both components obtained by chip removal and laminates which can be produced at our workshop or at the sponsors. During the tests on the track in collaboration with the Vehicle Dynamics department, the set-up is modified according to the needs and maintenance of the designed systems is carried out.
The Driverless department deals with the prototyping and creation of the autonomous driving system. The work includes both the software development of all the modules and algorithms necessary to create a complete autonomous system, and the hardware development of all the components that deal with physically acting on the vehicle and the development of the necessary electronic boards. For software development, sensor data is processed with the use of technologies such as machine learning to determine the position of what surrounds the vehicle. Starting from the processed data, the trajectory to be followed is calculated and optimized. All the control algorithms developed are responsible for calculating the values ​​to be input to the vehicle actuators to best follow the desired trajectory. At the hardware level, the steering actuators and the emergency brake are developed in collaboration with the Driver Interfaces department. all the hardware package on which the algorithms are performed while driving and the electronic boards that are used to put the computer in communication with the actuators and other electronic components of the vehicle.
The Electronics & Powertrain department develops and manufactures all the control and power electronics of the prototype. It deals with the creation of printed circuits and related software, the integration of each individual module within the electrical system of the machine, the design and production of the wiring and the design of the battery pack and motors. The software created internally is mainly written in C with the use of a real-time operating system and in the Matlab / Simulink environment using the model-based approach. At the same time, the department deals with the acquisition and processing of data from the sensors in order to monitor the behavior of the prototype and allow data analysis in order to improve performance and reliability. A telemetry system, completely developed internally, allows you to view all the vehicle parameters in real time and make sure that everything is always under control during tests and races. The work of this department begins with a first phase of research and design which includes both the schematic of a hardware circuit and the cad models. The designed boards are made by the sponsors and the department takes care of the soldering of some components, the tests and debugging of the software. While the production of the battery pack, motors, inverters and wiring consists of their assembly and validation through tests.
The Suspension & Drivetrain department deals with the design and construction of the suspension system, rims and wheel unit. The main design objectives are the reduction of overall dimensions and masses and an increase in stiffness. For this reason, optimization algorithms are developed within the department. The optimal solutions found with these methods are then validated with FEM and fatigue structural analyzes, vibration analysis and experimental tests to obtain a final result perfectly compliant with the component's prerogatives. In addition to the design, various types of models are developed to better understand and predict the behavior of the machine and calculate the structural loads to which each component is subject and models of the suspension system to know its dynamic behavior. In addition, the development of thermal, tribological and fluid-dynamic models of the gearbox has begun to monitor temperatures, efforts and efficiency within the system. The production is done both internally and at our sponsors. Finally, on the track there is a role in direct contact with the car by modifying the set-up and maintenance.
The Vehicle Dynamics department is responsible for maximizing vehicle performance through the study and design of various components and assemblies. The most important component is the tire, the development of which has been carried out in collaboration with Pirelli since 2013. Understanding how to best use rubber is the starting point for the design of the entire vehicle and is the key to maximizing its performance; for this reason, different models are used, then validated with specific tests, and a large number of track data is collected which are processed to improve the accuracy of the simulation results and to choose the set-up parameters wisely. Once the properties of the tire are known, the fundamental properties for the directional behavior of the vehicle are defined, including wheelbase, track and mass distribution, coordinating our work with the other departments. The suspension study includes the kinematic analysis, the elastic scheme and the sizing of stiffness and damping with the aim of obtaining an adjustable set-up. Of particular importance is the design of the Torque Vectoring together with the Electronics & Powertrain department, this algorithm allows to manage the torque delivered on the 4 electric motors independently The models are validated on the track and the set-up of the single-seater and the race strategies are defined, acquiring the data of the various sensors mounted in the car and collecting the feedback from our drivers.

Want to know more?

If you want to know more, have more specific questions about what it means to be part of the team or how recruiting will take place in detail, attend the general conference on September 20th. More information on the time and place will be available shortly on this page and on our channels.

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