FAQ #309
SES Submissions For 2021

Last Updated On 2020-12-07 09:07:32 ET by


1. Our 2020 car has an accepted SES review. Are we able to submit the same SES for 2021 Validation events?
2. Does the Steel Tube SES allow for any other materials?
3. We are bringing two different cars to different events, how do we fill out the SES?
4. What do we do after our team's SES is approved?
5. Why is our SES broken?
6. Can we update the SES we uploaded?
7. How do we report a problem with the SES?
Teams are welcome to submit or modify the same SES document they used for the 2020 season.
Teams who were approved in 2020 and have no changes, we recommend you submit exactly the same document (except for contact information and competition numbers.)
Our goal is to reply to all teams after the deadline in the shortest time yet.
Note: The option for 2019 Upper Side Impact height is still available in 2021.

Aluminum equivalence may be used in the Steel Tube SES for Anti-Intrusion Plates, EV Rear Impact, or Accumulator Containers and Mounting.
Steel can be used for any part of the frame in the Monocoque/Hybrid/Non-Ferrous SES.

One SES is filled out per car.
If your team has an older eligible car running at an early competition, and a new car at a later competition, a 2020 or 2021 SES for both is needed.
Both are due on the deadline.
Upload one, and supply a link to the other in a comment.

Rule IN.8.1
Bring an ELECTRONIC copy of the approved SES to Tech Inspection.
It is your responsibility to bring a functioning tablet or laptop.
Have backup equipment and files ready to go.

Make sure to fill out all tabs, including Welded Inserts and Bolted Members, even if your chassis does not use these.
EV specific sections are switched to N/A for IC teams.
Any SES that has a missing tab, broken formatting, or was unlocked will be rejected.
The SES will REJECT for removing any tab except for a composite three-point test.
Missing tabs cannot be re-inserted into the SES.
Teams are welcome to split up the SES among subteams, but a fresh copy needs to be filled out to submit for review.
If another program is preferred, make sure it does not cause any of these conditions in Excel.
Otherwise, fill out a fresh copy in Excel.

Before the deadline, updated files may be submitted at any time.
After the deadline, if your team needs to update the SES before reviews start, write a comment requesting a rejection on your team's SES page on FSAEonline.
Wait until the document is rejected before uploading the update.
This will stop the website from reporting your SES late.
After your SES is rejected or reviewed at least once, updates may be submitted at any time.

FAQs can be found here - https://www.fsaeonline.com/cdsweb/rqa/BrowseFAQs.aspx
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