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A-arms<br /><ul><li>Swept A-arms due to open rear end
Carbon fiber tubing with 6061 T6 Aluminum rod ends
Steel 4130 backups</li></li></ul><li>A-arms Cont’d<br /><ul><li>Tire Side
Maximum stress 19,010.4 psi
Minimum Factor of Safety 2.10</li></li></ul><li>A-arms Cont’d<br /><ul><li>Connecting Rods – Chassis Side
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A Arms, Testing, and Project Objectives Design Slides

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My section of the Design presentation slides for the University of Evansville Formula Car team Ace\'s Racing

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A Arms, Testing, and Project Objectives Design Slides

  1. 1. A-arms<br /><ul><li>Swept A-arms due to open rear end
  2. 2. Carbon fiber tubing with 6061 T6 Aluminum rod ends
  3. 3. Steel 4130 backups</li></li></ul><li>A-arms Cont’d<br /><ul><li>Tire Side
  4. 4. Maximum stress 19,010.4 psi
  5. 5. Minimum Factor of Safety 2.10</li></li></ul><li>A-arms Cont’d<br /><ul><li>Connecting Rods – Chassis Side
  6. 6. Maximum stress 19,648 psi
  7. 7. Minimum Factor of Safety 2.03 </li></li></ul><li>Project Objectives<br /><ul><li>Design and fabricate new chassis to meet 2011 rules
  8. 8. Develop competitive engine package (Intake, Exhaust, and Tune)
  9. 9. Decrease the total weight to create more competitive vehicle
  10. 10. Adjust and tune new suspension setup using knowledge gained from fall research
  11. 11. Educate and train underclassmen on the project to continue UE’s FSAE success
  12. 12. Place in the top 10% at the International Formula SAE competition at Michigan International Speedway</li></ul>The design of the a-arm pieces will utilize the female method of joining for ease of manufacture, the .007 inch bond gap and 220 grit sand paper.<br />
  13. 13. Testing<br /><ul><li>Testing performed on Carbon fiber
  14. 14. Maximum yield strength 6.2 kips
  15. 15. Minimum yield strength 3.75 kips
  16. 16. Final set up determined
  17. 17. Female bonding for ease of manufacture
  18. 18. .007 inch bond gap
  19. 19. 220 grit sand paper
  20. 20. Estimated yield strength 6 kips</li>

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