Racing & Sports Car Chassis Design by M Costin/D Phipps is the standard reference for space frame design & construction - check Appendix 1 Chassis Stress Calculations. 1500ftlbs/deg. Welcome to the forum GTRdesign.GTRdesign wrote:I'm busy designing a Formula Vee in pro-engineer and would like to bounce a few ideas off you guys, starting with the chassis. I'm using Mechanica to do a FEA analysis on the frame, specifically to optimise rigidity.
Does anyone have a good idea of what a good target number is to aim at? Maybe comparable to a good Formula Ford, or other tubular space frame chassis?
Is it possible to know exactly in which book he talks about f vee????RH1300S wrote:It might be worth you while buying Carroll Smith's "xxxxx to Win" Series. Tune to Win & Engineer to Win. In one of those volumes he actually deals with the unique problems of a Formula Vee
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