Faster, better, lighter – HyperWorks Helps Formula Student Team to Reach Top Ten

In 2011 the KA-RaceIng team’s major goal was to improve the maintainability of its racing car. To get a better access to the engine and the suspensions, the concept of a hybrid vehicle frame was chosen. The team aimed to combine a tubular steel frame in the rear of the car with a CFK monocoque, thus replacing a pure CFK monocoque solution, which was used in the previous racing season. Since the steel of the tubular frame brings in additional weight, the challenge was to keep the overall weight on the same level while taking advantage of the combined solution in terms of maintainability during the race and low production costs.

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