Chassis design for SAE racer

O'Neil, Anthony M. (2005) Chassis design for SAE racer. [USQ Project]


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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
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
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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