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Post Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:29 am

Hi,
I looking for :? a some material on my graduation theses.
I have desgn a sports cars monocoque body. I need a some pictures or technical draws of monocoque body of sports cars like a Lancia Stratos, some Lotuses, or other sports(supersport) cars with monocoque body . :lol:
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Post Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:22 am

I'd have thought a google search woudl get you started. The Lotus elise chassis is well documented , as is the McLarenF1 (see http://v3.espacenet.com/textdraw?DB=EPO ... =US5538309). I have soem info on the dutch Spyker car too. Mail me if you need more directions...

Scarbs@scarbsf1.com
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Post Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:33 pm

scarbs wrote:I'd have thought a google search woudl get you started. The Lotus elise chassis is well documented , as is the McLarenF1 (see http://v3.espacenet.com/textdraw?DB=EPO ... =US5538309). I have soem info on the dutch Spyker car too. Mail me if you need more directions...

Scarbs@scarbsf1.com


Scrabs, I coudn't find the Lotus Elise's links. Could you please tell me where I can find it?

Thank you very much.
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Post Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:04 pm

luisandregg wrote: Scarbs, I coudn't find the Lotus Elise's links. Could you please tell me where I can find it?


scarbs wrote:I'd have thought a google search would get you started.
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Post Thu Mar 09, 2006 4:25 pm

http://www.autozine.org/technical_schoo ... assis2.htm

Just google patiently (google, image search)
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Post Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:18 pm

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Post Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:39 pm

googled elise chassis and first result was..

http://www.elises.co.uk/components/s1/c ... index.html


!!!!!
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Post Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:12 pm

Thank you!
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Post Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:31 pm

I wouldn't call the Elise or the Stratos monocoque.

Just and idea - google for the original Lotus Elite from the late 1950's/early 1960's (GRP monocoque) - a fascinating experiment. The Lotus Elan was also due to be a monocoque, but they found that it was cheaper and more effective to use the steel backbone that was lased up as a test mule.
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Post Fri Mar 10, 2006 5:49 pm

I know whitch cars have a monococoque :lol: .Bud I need a some technical draws and solutions or aplication on carbon fibre.
Have somebody here with some fotos chassis of supersport cars like Ferrari Enzo or MC Laren F1? :wink:
And I need too, how look and function a joint between carbon monocoque and steel tubes or other parts? :idea:
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Post Sat Sep 13, 2008 4:57 pm

Hi Junior,
Can i get the picture of your designed sports car, All the Best. Suggest me where i can all images for sports cars, Thanks in Advance.
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Post Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:56 pm

:D EDIT - I actually scanned some illustrations of the Elise chassis and posted before noticing it was an old thread and the latest post is OT :D
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Post Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:47 pm

http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/forum/876061-post9.html

Saw that recently on another forum, its the method which Mosler used....seems straightforward and quite clever actually...
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Post Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:26 am

junior,

The term monocoque (French for "single shell") was originally phrased to describe the stressed-skin tube-like structure of metal aircraft fuselages. F1 chassis designers started applying this aircraft structural technique back in the '60s, using first riveted aluminum skins, then bonded and riveted aluminum honeycomb panels, and finally one-piece composite tubs.

Most current production cars use a similar construction method, that is referred to as "unibody" construction. The only technical difference between unibody and monocoque is that the entire outer mold line surface of a monocoque structure is load bearing, while only a portion of the unibody outer mold line surface (such as the roof panel, rockers and pillars) are load bearing.
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Post Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:51 pm

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A welded aluminum monocoque for a CanAm "replica"

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Marcos plywood monocoque, the black and whites are from the Marcos factory (circa 1960's) The couloured pictures are replica chassis built today.
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