O'Neil, Anthony M. (2005) Chassis design for SAE racer. [USQ Project]
This dissertation concerns the design and construction of a chassis for the Formula SAE-Aust race vehicle - to be entered by the Motorsport Team of the University of Southern Queensland.
The chassis chosen was the space frame - this was selected over the platform and unitary styles due to ease of manufacture, strength, reliability and cost. A platform chassis can be very strong, but at the penalty of excessive weight. The unitary chassis / body is very expensive to set up, and is generally used for large production runs or Formula 1 style vehicles. The space frame is simple to design and easy to fabricate - requiring only the skills and equipment found in a normal small engineering / welding workshop.
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|Item Type:||USQ Project|
|Item Status:||Live Archive|
|Depositing User:||epEditor USQ|
|Faculty / Department / School:||Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering|
|Date Deposited:||11 Oct 2007 00:23|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 22:32|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||chassis, aluminium, alloy steel, low carbon steel, heat treatment, welding|
|Fields of Research :||09 Engineering > 0902 Automotive Engineering > 090204 Automotive Safety Engineering
09 Engineering > 0902 Automotive Engineering > 090202 Automotive Engineering Materials
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