On the design of the steering and front uprights for a race car

Wheatley, Greg, Campbell, Caitlin, and Moore, Ben (2020) On the design of the steering and front uprights for a race car. Mobility & Vehicle Mechanics, 46 (1). pp. 13-29.

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Our contribution to fulfil the requirements for the mechanical design project was to audit the existing steering components and design an upright assembly for the JCU Motorsports FSAE car. We were required to assess the current status of the project and pick up where the previous team left off. As undergraduate engineers, we have followed the design process outlined in the assessment criteria issued at the commencement of the project. Many hours of work have been put into the design, material selection and loading analysis to come up with what we believe to be the best design given the constraints and timeline. A major guideline governing the design of the upright housing was the need for it to be reliable. This has been heavily factored into the design and is reflected in the analysis of the load cases giving significant room for errors in calculations and accounting for unforeseen circumstances which can cause significant angst for designers unfamiliar with the field. Overall the requirements of this project have been fulfilled to a high standard. We have taken what we have been given and produced a design to be incorporated into the motorsports project.

Item ID: 63211
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2334-9891
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Date Deposited: 27 May 2020 23:16
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