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Chromoly (41xx) tubes used in chassis

  1. Jul 14, 2016 #1
    I am in search for journal articlise/papers regarding the use of chromoly (41xx) tubes in racing car chassis.

    I wasn't able to find any papers up till now. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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  3. Jul 15, 2016 #2


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  4. Jul 16, 2016 #3
    Thanks for your help.

    I have found similar articles/papers before I posted, but I am in search for papers with more in depth discussions about the actual material advantages/disadvantages, testing and comparison to other materials. These articles just barely skim on material details, usually chromoly is just mentioned followed by the reasons (stronger, cheaper and easier to be welded than other metallic alloys).

    I need more specific papers to be able to produce a good literature review.

    I suppose papers treating aeronautical structures would be valid to a certain extent. Also, I believe articles/papers about the use of low alloy steel or HSS for racing chassis would also be applicable.
  5. Jul 16, 2016 #4


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    It sounds like you need to get the specs for the various alloys then compare and evaluate their characteristics re. the intended usage. After all that's what research is.
    In academia it is: gather data, evaluate, generate hypothesis, build it/run an experiment, see if hypothesis fits the facts; if yes, publish; if no, repeat.
    Out in the World it is: define requirements, gather data, evaluate, build it/run an experiment; if it works, sell it/use it; if not, repeat.

    Good Luck!
  6. Jul 16, 2016 #5
    Thanks for your reply, I'll try to gather info from various sources then and compare the data myself although I think I will also find it difficult to find the data I require.
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