Design system for the University of Queensland's 2003 Formula SAE chassis

Patman, Nicholas (2002). Design system for the University of Queensland's 2003 Formula SAE chassis Honours Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Patman, Nicholas
Thesis Title Design system for the University of Queensland's 2003 Formula SAE chassis
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2002
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Dr. Ross McAree
Total pages 82
Language eng
Subjects 0913 Mechanical Engineering
Formatted abstract

This design for the University of Queensland’s 2003 Formula SAE chassis will be the building block for the creation of a new highly competitive car. With a mass of only 19.5 Kg, as low as any university worldwide utilising traditional space frame construction it will be able to maximise the way engine torque is put to use. Its high torsional rigidity will make for excellent road response while maintaining the desired suspension geometry.   

Static testing of previous years chasses has proven the accuracy of using finite element analysis for such designs. Material selection and manufacturing ideals have also lead to a design that will be easy to build to a high degree of efficiency.   

The process for designing this chassis has explicitly defined here so as to allow future teams to build from the initial concept and continue to improve.   

Keyword Design system
Formula SAE Chassis
University of Queensland
Additional Notes * Mechanical engineering undergraduate theses. Sem 2, 2002

Document type: Thesis
Collection: UQ Theses (non-RHD) - UQ staff and students only
 
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