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Design and Analysis of Formula -3 Frame

  • Vasanthakumar R Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, KSR Institute for Engineering and Technology, Namakkal-637 215, Tamilnadu, India
  • Manojkumar P.R Final year UG student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, KSR Institute for Engineering and Technology, Namakkal-637 215, Tamilnadu, India.
  • Kesavaraj M Final year UG student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, KSR Institute for Engineering and Technology, Namakkal-637 215, Tamilnadu, India.
  • Manikandan G Final year UG student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, KSR Institute for Engineering and Technology, Namakkal-637 215, Tamilnadu, India.

Abstract

The design of race car for the beginner cart competition involves more performance parameters then for regular racing. In addition to achieving high strength and stiffness for a very low overall weight, the car must be easily manufacturable and maintainable to stay within budget. In this an approach is presented on designing a lightweight hybrid race car chassis consisting of a fiber reinforced composite cockpit combining structural, esthetic, ergonomic and crash properties, and a tubular space frame engine compartment, meeting stiffness and strength demands while remaining easy to maintain and manufacture, thus keeping production cost low. Beginner cart is a small racing car, based on construction of the Formula Three. Due to security issues, there is a number of regulations that must be respected in the construction and design of this Formula vehicle. The frame is designed in the “PTC Creo 4.0" software, in which the structural analysis of the load using the finite element method is performed. Based on facted analysis, optimal conception of frame is suggested.

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