Lighter and Stiffer Components for Student Race Car of Università della Calabria with HyperWorks

Lighter and Stiffer Components for Student Race Car of Università della Calabria with HyperWorks

Challenges
All teams know that in order to finish among the best in each category – from design to costs
to racing performance, their car has to show the best possible performance while also being
light. While safety aspects play a big role, the components also have to be stiff enough to
support a better dynamic performance of the race car and they have to provide a certain
structural strength to endure the loads that occur at the speed at which the car is driven.
One major challenge of the project was therefore to reduce the overall weight of the car while
keeping an eye on component stiffness and internal stresses at different loading conditions.

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