Firenze Race Team is the oldest Italian Formula Student team established in 2000. The team have built 6 cars and won several prizes throughout past Formula Student competitions. For their 7th car design – FR-15T, the team needed to meet weight reduction and stiffness requirements. One component that was redesigned and optimised was a suspension rocker. In order to attain these strict requirements, students had to use CAE tools from the HyperWorks suite. HyperMesh in particular was used to create a model and then OptiStruct was employed to optimise the overall design to maximise the stiffness to weight ratio of the component.

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