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Title: FSAE - suspension dynamics team
Authors: Moyer, Eric
Schultheis, Robert
Issue Date: 26-Mar-2007
Abstract: Currently shocks are not designed specifically for the needs of a formula SAE race competition. Shocks are either too expensive, or do not act in a way that is suitable for track conditions. Our goal is to redesign the internals of a Fox Vanilla RC shock with the formula SAE needs in mind. These shocks will have similar damping characteristics to that of a market leader in road racing shocks while maintaining a low cost. In order to meet these objectives the internal components within the Fox Vanilla shock will be modeled and redesigned, namely the valves, piston head (with shims), and shaft seal. ProEngineer models will be made of the current shock as well as the new parts that will be tested. In addition to modeling the shock and its internal components, the front and rear suspensions of the racecar will be modeled/tested in AdamsCar. Modeling/testing the suspension will help guide us in choosing the correct design criteria for shock rebuilds. All modifications to shocks will be tested on a shock dyno or MTS machine and compared to baseline testing.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/1317
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