Carbon fiber chassis design & testing Public

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The tests were conducted using an Instron machine controlled using Blue Hill program.

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  • OSU’s Global Formula Racing (GFR) team creates two carbon fiber chassis each year, one for combustion engine powered the other electric. These two vehicles compete in SAE sanctioned competitions teams and in order to enter they both have to provide design and testing information to prove the vehicle is safe in use. The 2016 Global Formula Racing layup and testing procedures for composite is described. An emphasis on issues with 2015 testing and changes to improve methods that were integrated for 2016 testing. This can be broken up into two main areas; 1) fixtures and procedures for layup 2) Fixtures and procedures for testing composites. The goal of this project is to create reliable, accurate, and reproducible testing to improve confidence in Instron test results used in competition safety verification. The main use of this project is to improve upon previous testing design and provide a benchmark for subsequent years. Key Words: Composites, Formula Racing, Testing Fixture, Carbon Fiber, Layup
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