Structural analysis of Formula Student vehicle chassis using Ansys software

  • 1 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Montenegro, Podgorica, Montenegro


Formula Student is a student engineering competition. Students all over the world compete to build a racing vehicle. One of the main elements of this vehicle is the vehicle chassis. The chassis is one of the most important elements from the aspect of driver safety. There are different chassis design concepts. The two most common are the monocoque chassis and the tubular chassis. In this paper, a detailed structural analysis of the tubular chassis of the Formula Student vehicle was performed using the software. The chassis model was created in the CATIA software, and then the structural analysis was done in the ANSYS software. By applying modern software, it is possible to better understand the problems during construction, and significant financial and time savings can be made. ANSYS software can also be of great help in chassis optimization.



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