Industrial Design Engineering student Joan Conill participates in the latest Dakar Rally thanks to his TFG

02 Feb 2023

Joan Conill, a student from the Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering , has participated thanks to his Final Degree Project, tutored by Xavi Riudor, in the design and development of different parts of a car competing in the Dakar Rally. Specifically, this is an SxS Buggy for ASM Motorsport.

The 2022 Dakar Rally was the 44th edition of the world’s most demanding rally raid race. It took place from January 1 to 14, 2022, and for the third year in a row in Saudi Arabia.

The project, Redesign and Optimisation of structural components for T3 Buggie, has been implemented thanks to the company ASM Motorsport, which modeled some parts (gear shift control, engine support, engine anti-torque, etc.). and optimized them with the CREO PARAMETRIC programme, removing material from areas where it was not needed and adding material to areas of higher tension, to achieve resistant parts but with a minimum weight.