The bodywork package for the USQ's Formula-SAE racer

Nelder, Ken (2004) The bodywork package for the USQ's Formula-SAE racer. [USQ Project]


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The University of Southern Queensland has entered a team in the 2004 Formula SAE-A
competition. That team comprises nine people, each of whom are designing a different
system for the USQ's inaugural entry into the F-SAE-A competition. This project deals
with the design of the bodywork. By looking at the solid modelling, Computational
Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and manufacturing aspects of this design, I intend to have
designed by October, and constructed by December, 2004, a fully functional bodywork
package for the vehicle.
Using a solid modelling package, the shape will be developed, then transferred into a
CFD software package and analysed. If it is satisfactory, the solid model will be used
to create full-size male plugs, which will be used to shape the bodywork.
Factors that will influence the design include its aerodynamic performance in the CFD
analyses, its aesthetic appeal (this may invite sponsorship), and its ability to be manufactured. A great aerodynamic design has no use if it cannot be manufactured.
These factors, and more, will be investigated during the course of this project.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:12
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: Formula SAE-A vehicle design, solid modelling, computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0902 Automotive Engineering > 090202 Automotive Engineering Materials
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4002 Automotive engineering > 400202 Automotive engineering materials

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