Composites Optimization for a Solar-Powered Race Car: Minimizing Body and Chassis Weight With Altair OptiStruct

 Overview

The World Solar Challenge is a 3,000 km race from Darwin to Adelaide, through the Australian outback. The event attracts student and professional teams from across the world to design, build, and race a car that acquires energy only directly from the sun. The competition is performance based, showcasing the latest technology, such as lithium-based batteries, solar cells, and optimum lightweight material design.

 

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