Development of Formula Varsity Race Car Chassis

ABDULLAH, Mohd Azman and Mansor, Muhd Ridzuan and Tamaldin, Noreffendy and Thanaraj, Krishnan (2013) Development of Formula Varsity Race Car Chassis. IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 50 (012001). pp. 1-11. ISSN 1757-899X

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Three chassis designs have been developed using commercial computer aided design (CAD) software. The design is based on the specifications of UTeM Formula VarsityTM 2012 (FV2012). The selection of the design is derived from weighted matrix which consists of reliability, cost, time consumption and weight. The score of the matrix is formulated based on relative weighted factor among the selections. All three designs are then fabricated using selected materials available. The actual cost, time consumption and weight of the chassis’s are compared with the theoretical weighted scores. Standard processes of cuttings, fittings and welding are performed in chassis mock up and fabrication. The chassis is later assembled together with suspension systems, steering linkages, brake systems, engine system, and drive shaft systems. Once the chassis is assembled, the studies of driver’s ergonomic and part accessibility are performed. The completion in final fittings and assembly of the race car and its reliability demonstrate an outstanding design for manufacturing (DFM) practices of the chassis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering > Department of Automotive
Depositing User: PM. Dr. Mohd Azman Abdullah
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2014 02:33
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:11
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