Frame and body design for a formula student racing vehicle
CovenanteeDublin Institute of Technology
Document typeMaster thesis (pre-Bologna period)
Rights accessOpen Access
The Aim of this project is to design a frame and a cover for a prototype Formula Student car. Following the championship rules, all the parameters that influence on the design will be controlled trying to get the lighter, toughness and economic car design, but keeping an eye on the execution time. It is necessary to know when it is possible to validate the design of a frame. Then it is very interesting to know the criteria that the car designers use on different competitions. Knowing the aim to achieve, choosing a suitable design tool is very important. The tool chosen will be the Finite Elements Theory. We will use design software, Solid Works. It is a very useful tool because let us to design and check the designs. Currently there is no a specific rules or regulations for a tubular frame design. While for the building construction we can find a lot of regulations, designing the frame that we are studying there is only specific competitions that give preliminary ways of design, just to guarantee minimums of safety. In our case we will follow the FORMULA SAE rules.
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