The chassis sub-team are responsible for the design and manufacture of the core structure of the car, housing and connecting all components together. The primary goal is to create a stiff yet light structure, using the car’s tires to their fullest extent, resulting in a faster car. The team currently utilises a spaceframe chassis, however, we are transitioning to a CFRP monocoque for the 2021 season in pursuit of this goal.
As a part of the sub-team, main areas of development include; monocoque, driver environment, impact attenuator, a-arms, rockers, anti-roll bars and more. You will design components in 3D CAD software, optimise and validate using finite element analysis, and perform physical testing on and off track. This is all whilst considering cost, manufacturability, assembly and reliability.
You will work with people from across the team, along with sponsors and the university workshop to produce your designs. Additionally, you will also assist with manufacturing and assembly providing a unique opportunity to work with space grade metals and advanced carbon composites.