Computational simulation of chassis design and manufacturing
Reininga, A., Kelder, M., Nahavandi, Saeid and Kong, Lingxue 2001, Computational simulation of chassis design and manufacturing, in Proceedings of the 4th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming, Liege, Belgium, April 23-25, 2001, Universite de Liege, Liege, Belgium, pp. 781-784.
Proceedings of the 4th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming, Liege, Belgium, April 23-25, 2001
Universite de Liege
Place of publication
Australian Universities including Deakin University are entering the Formula One SAE car competition this year which was initialised in USA many years ago and has attracted many universities to participate all over the world. There are many categories to be competed for novelty of the design. To achieve optimised design of the car, computational techniques have widely been used in all aspects of the design and manufacturing of the car for the team at Deakin University. In this work, the design and manufacturing of the chassis was computationally simulated to optimise the structure for stress and natural frequencies. The chassis is designed using solid modelling code IDEAS with the geometry exported to ABAQUS, a FEM software, for optimisation.
Field of Research
091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category
E1 Full written paper - refereed
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