Delft University of Technology Racing

As a testing ground for the next generation of world-class engineers, Formula Student ranks high. In 2012, 468 universities and colleges from all over the world took part in this challenging and highly competitive event. The Delft University of Technology (DUT) racing team once again repeated history, finishing first in the electric car category of the Formula Student Germany (FSG) race in Hockenheim, Germany.

The Challenge

Students at the Netherlands’ Delft University of Technology needed to design and build a superior electric car to win the prestigious Formula Student competition.

Dassault Systèmes Response

The students used Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE technology, including CATIA Version 6 for virtual product design, SIMULIA Abaqus for analysis and simulation and ENOVIA Version 6 for collaboration and data management.


With the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, TU Delft students made many improvements over their previous model and brought the championship title home along with numerous other awards.

Focus on DUT Racing

DUT Racing is an on-going student project of the Delft University of Technology to design and produce an electric race car every year. The DUT Racing team has participated in the Formula Student competition since 2000, first with combustion cars, and since last year with an electric model. The team won the Hockenheim event in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

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