Ronan Antonelli

Mechanical Engineer with an MSc in Motorsports Engineering at Oxford Brookes University, Ronan Jacques Antonelli is currently a Vehicle Dynamics Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover. His passion for Engineering keeps him constantly searching for innovation. Hobbies: Travelling, sports, technology.

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Introduction to Vehicle Architecture for Sports Cars

Fast, fun to drive and intimidating. Those are the characteristics sports car owners expect when spending their hard earned money. However, what are the basics of vehicle architecture that ensure these characteristics? Designing a sports car Building a car is like bringing together several attributes and then compromising to get them all to fit. Most …

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Making Carbon Fibre More Cost Effective

Lightweight and extremely rigid, carbon fibre was a game changer for the aerospace and motorsport industry. Although some manufacturers have been doing a good job on introducing carbon fibre chassis to road cars, like in the BMW i3, it’s just natural to imagine very expensive products when we talk about this material. Cost effective carbon …

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Auto Tuning Part 2: Suspension Elements

This is a continuation of an earlier article entitled “Auto Tuning Part 1: Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics” where we began an in-depth look at the dynamics and fine tuning of vehicles. The first article covered subjects such as understeer, oversteer and neutral steer as well as ride comfort and how each relatively small adjustment can …

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Auto Tuning Part 1: Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics

As an automotive engineer, I can’t help feeling frustrated when I see a poorly tuned car. Every auto manufacturer has its own vehicle dynamics department and every vehicle project has a large group of engineers dedicated to it because every single change in the car affects its handling and ride capabilities. That is why it …

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