Compression strength of composite suspension push-rods for Formula 1 racing cars

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Title: Compression strength of composite suspension push-rods for Formula 1 racing cars
Authors: Curley, Luke J.
Mallon, J.
Gilchrist, M. D.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4787
Date: 1997
Abstract: Advanced composite materials are extensively used in the construction of a contemporary Formula 1 racing car. This paper describes the manufacture and ultimate mechanical performance under compression of composite suspension push-rods that could typically be used in a Grand Prix racing car. An aerofoil-type cross-section was used with different lay-ups of unidirectional and woven cross-ply carbon/epoxy composite. Failure mechanisms including compression and buckling were observed and the ultimate strength of the component under compression was significantly less than that of the material
Funding Details: Other funder
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Copyright (published version): 1997 Taylor & Francis
Keywords: Carbon/epoxy composite;Suspension push-rod;Formula 1;Compression;Fracture;Buckling
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Conference Details: 3rd International Conference on Modern Practice in Stress & Vibration Analysis, Dublin, 3-5 September 1997
Appears in Collections:Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection

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