Formula One Car Design Calculations
These are a set of notes on formula one car design guide lines, they will be expanded with the progression of time.
Gear Box Selection
This is based on type of fuel used and what is the other contender car speeds.
The distribution of stress throughout the beam structure of the car is of importance. That is to satisfy that the car stays intact during the race and if an accident would occur then the driver is protected inside the structure. Checking when structure deformation occurs its dose not harm the driver.
Ball Bearing Selection
The need is to select a light weight reliable ball bearing that can with stand high speeds.
Steering Wheel Mechanism
One of the important issues for the steering wheel mechanism is the connections with the car structural body.
Engine Torque Calculation
This based on the selected engine. The failure point of the shaft has to be studied according to the maximum calculated torque.
Calculating Drag Force
Drag calculation is conducted after the frontal car area is calculated and then seeing the variation of drag values at different speeds.
Calculating Down Ward Force
Specifying the acting forces location at the front and the back of the car. In addition to calculating the produced down ward lift for the inverted airfoils. Seeing that the airfoil profile produces the required downward force at different speeds.
Using Composite Light Weight Material
This where the weight reduction stage plays part. There are some components can be changed while some of the others cannot
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