Compression strength of composite suspension push-rods for Formula 1 racing cars
|Title:||Compression strength of composite suspension push-rods for Formula 1 racing cars||Authors:||Curley, Luke 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composite;Suspension push-rod;Formula 1;Compression;Fracture;Buckling||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed||Conference Details:||3rd International Conference on Modern Practice in Stress & Vibration Analysis, Dublin, 3-5 September 1997|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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