Each FSAE team dedicates special efforts in optimizing a chassis to understand its strength and area for weight reduction. So, we have created a set of video tutorials help them get started with suspension design using various ANSYS products. 

Aim is to make sure that chassis have enough strength to withstand all possible impact loads. Here are the set of chassis design tutorials guiding on step by step process in ANSYS Mechanical

Formula SAE Chassis Analysis in ANSYS Mechanical - Problem Description:

This video shows a quick preview of a series of videos created for analyzing Formula SAE Chassis.

 

Formula SAE Chassis Analysis Part 1

Preparing Geometry in SpaceClaim: In this video, you will learn how to prepare a chassis model in Spaceclaim. Process of extracting beams from solid and connecting various beam members are demonstrated.

 

 

Formula SAE Chassis Analysis Part 2

Preparing Geometry in SpaceClaim: In this video, you will learn how to add suspension arms to a chassis model in Spaceclaim. Process of importing coordinate points and creating 3D sketch is demonstrated.

 

Formula SAE Chassis Analysis Part 3 

Generating Joints and Meshing: In this video, you will learn to generate joints between chassis members & apply suitable mesh to the geometry.

 

Formula SAE Chassis Analysis Part 4 

Boundary Conditions and Solving: In this video, you will learn how to apply loads & boundary conditions on chassis models and solve for stress and deformation. Torsion and cornering test will be carried out.

 

Formula SAE Chassis Analysis Part 5 

Boundary Conditions and Solving: In this video, you will learn how to apply loads & boundary conditions on chassis models and solve for stress and deformation. Effect of aerodynamic load during cornering and front impact test will be carried out.

Vishal Ganore, ansys.com/student