Reducing Weight and Maximising Fuel Efficiency of a Formula Student Car with OptiStruct

Saving mass is critical for designing an efficient, fast and cutting edge car. The lighter a car is, the better it becomes in terms of acceleration and handling, as well as in fuel efficiency.
Durham University Electric Motorsport (DUEM), are a UK-based team of students who design, build and race electric vehicles. The team takes members from all years in the engineering department, drawing on different levels of experience. Projects and technical work is carried out by students who volunteer to work outside of university hours to participate in motorsport competitions.

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