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# School Of Mechanical and Building Sciences

November 2013
CHASSIS DESIGN: ROLLCAGE STRESS – STRAIN AND ERGONOMIC ANALYSIS

SIDDHARTH D PATEL (10BME0161) SHARUKH JACOB KOSHY (10BME0159) JASTEJ PAL SINGH JOLLY (10BME0133)

there is no margin of error. Also. protect the driver from any kind of injuries. He must also have maximum visibility of the track while driving. This brings us to our Project.e. 2. the driver should be seated in a position such that he can drive continuously for a distance of 300 kilometers. i. . However. to check the chassis for a vehicle.ABSTRACT The racing driver is subjected to massive G forces while driving a formula car around a track. Since this is a competition in which the driver is driving the car at its peak performance. since human beings tend to make mistakes. such as the lateral forces while taking high speed turns. it is very important to ensure the safety of the driver in case of an accident. Withstand the massive forces involved will driving. which can:1. In case of an accident.

C. (with a 60 kg driver). Track width:.Front:Rear= 40:60 Therefore.1150mm. Weight distribution:. CAR DIMENSIONS 1. Total weight on rear wheels= 180kg.300 kg.1650mm. 4. Total weight on front wheels= 120kg. 2. It provides the structure for the sports car and also the aerodynamics related to the car.Introduction: The chasis of the car forms the base body of the vehicle. 5. Below is a design for a race car. . Wheelbase:. Sprung weight of the car:. height above ground= 500mm.G. 3.

a total load of 2167.2 x 9.5m / 1.FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS The Finite Element Analysis has been performed in Ansys 12.368325 mm .81) x 300kg x .65m L.76 N is acting on the rear wheels.76 N Therefore during acceleration.0.8 N = 221.G height(m)/wheelbase(m) Substituting values:L. Acceleration Test The load transfer during the acceleration is given by the equation:L.T= (acceleration/g) x weight(kg) x C.2 + 180) x 9.T= (4.2kg Total Load = (41.8 N = 2167. The result of the FEA simulation is given below: The Total Displacement after the Analysis: The maximum displacement was found to be 0.T= 41.45/9.

T= 154.16 N Therefore during braking.5m/ 1.2 + 120) x 9. a total load of 2687.2 x 9.443 N/mm2 Braking Test The load transfer during braking is given by the equation:L.641/9.T= (braking/g) x weight(kg) x C.G height(m)/wheelbase(m) Substituting values:L.T=(16.8 N = 274.The Von Misses Stress after the analysis: The Maximum Von Misses Stress was found to be 11.16 N is acting on the rear wheels.81) x 300kg x . The result of the FEA simulation is given below: The Total Displacement after the Analysis: .65m L.2kg Total Load = (154.8 N = 2687.

256919 mm The Von Misses Stress after the analysis: The Maximum Von Misses Stress was found to be 10.91 N/mm2 .The maximum displacement was found to be 0.

. The Finite Element Analysis was performed using the above calculated values and the above values were within the safety limit.CONCLUSION The various load transfers for acceleration. braking and during cornering was calculated.