Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing of a Race Car Carbon Fiber Monocoque Chassis

2019-2020 Fall
Faculty Department of Project Supervisor: 
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
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To design a monocoque chassis that improves the overall dynamic performance of the car it is important to understand the related parameters. Relevant load cases that the chassis will experience are to be determined and studied to understand their impact on chassis performance. A CAD-model will also be developed to simulate the most important load cases and to gain knowledge about analysis of composite materials. Carbon fiber reinforced materials offers a lightweight construction and weight reduction is an advantage for electric vehicles. The main deformation modes and loads are longitudinal torsion, local bending around mounting points, and vertical bending. The project considers the design by using anisotropic material for monocoque that has satisfactory torsional, hardpoint, and vertical bending stiffness. The analysis will used to gain insight and acquire knowledge about the behavior of shells and monocoque structures under real service loading. Furthermore, a plug and composite mold will be designed and produced with respect to final geometry of the racecar

Related Areas of Project: 
Computer Science and Engineering
Electronics Engineering
Materials Science ve Nano Engineering
Mechatronics Engineering
Industrial Engineering

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