Calculating forces on a Moncoque chassis

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Hi There,

This is my first post but hopefully you can help me,

Im a 2nd Year Motorsport Engineering student, Ive been set the task of doing a short presentation on how you calculate the forces acting on a car chassis, with some example calculations.

My classmate and myself have backed ourselves into a corner slightly by choosing to do this on the Monocoque chassis, which I am majorly struggling with! Wishing we had chosen spaceframe now!

Would be great if someone could point me in the direction, or maybe recommend a paper or technical report?

Thanks in advance!
Max
 

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Ranger Mike
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welcome Max
nice to see some one interested in motor sports..i have brrn since 1966


read page two on

Race car suspension Class
posted by Ranger Mike
Jul29-09, 02:31 PM
go to Search link above

give you an example of loads during cornering..now as far as chassis strength
relative to roll over and crash strength...a little reverse engineering would be in order
i would consult the rule book of the sanctioning organization for minimum build spec for the car class, then calculate the components strength accordingly..I know Nascar spent a ton of money researching this exact point after Dale T boned the wall at Daytona..the specs may be way over engineered ..but you can bet your ....life..they are safe..
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Thanks! I will give that thread a read
 

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