Each BAJA team dedicates special efforts in optimizing a chassis/roll cage 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

 

BAJA SAE Chassis Analysis in ANSYS Mechanical – Introduction

This video provides an overview of a series of videos created for analyzing a BAJA SAE Chassis. 

 

BAJA SAE Chassis Analysis - Geometry Preparation in ANSYS SpaceClaim - Part 1

This video shows how to prepare a chassis model in ANSYS SpaceClaim. It includes the process of extracting beams from solids and connecting various beam members. 

 

BAJA SAE Chassis Analysis - Meshing, Front & Side Impact in ANSYS Mechanical - Part 2

This video shows how to generate a mesh, and apply loads and boundary conditions in ANSYS Mechanical. It shows how find out resulting stress and deformation due to front and side impact on the chassis. 

 

BAJA SAE Chassis Analysis - Roll Over, Rear Impact and Torsional Test in ANSYS Mechanical - Part 3

This video shows how to carry out roll over, rear impact and a torsional test of the chassis in ANSYS Mechanical. You will learn how to determine the resulting stress and deformation due to various impacts on the chassis. 

 

BAJA SAE Chassis Analysis - Front Bump & Modal Analysis in ANSYS Mechanical - Part 4

This video shows how to carry out a front bump test and a modal analysis of a chassis in ANSYS Mechanical. You will learn how to determine the resulting stress and deformation due to various forces on the chassis. 

 

 

Vishal Ganore, ansys.com/student