The design of a novel chassis solution for a land speed record streamliner, the Buckeye Bullet 2, which represents an evolution of the vehicle that recently set various records in the electric vehicle classes is addressed in this paper. Various architectures for a lightweight solution are investigated considered. The reference chassis design of the Buckeye Bullet consists of a steel space frame structure, for which alternative candidate solutions are investigated. These include several combinations of aluminium honeycomb sandwich panels and carbon fibre composite skins and a composite monocoque structure. A high-speed streamliner requires a chassis that is stiff in both torsion and bending, especially in transversal direction, in order to avoid undesired vibrations that can compromise vehicle handling. Thus, the various solutions are compared on the basis of mass, stiffness and eigenfrequencies. Finally, this paper investigates chassis strength with respect to torsional and bending loads that produce critical stresses for the reference structure and for operative loads.
Biancolini, M.E., Renzi, F., & Rizzoni, G. (2007). Design of a lightweight chassis for the land speed record vehicle Buckeye Bullet 2. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF VEHICLE DESIGN, 44(3-4), 379-402.
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||Biancolini, M.E., Renzi, F., & Rizzoni, G. (2007). Design of a lightweight chassis for the land speed record vehicle Buckeye Bullet 2. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF VEHICLE DESIGN, 44(3-4), 379-402.|
|IF:||Con Impact Factor ISI|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore ING-IND/14 - Progettazione Meccanica e Costruzione di Macchine|
|Revisione (peer review):||Sì, ma tipo non specificato|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJVD.2007.013650|
|Stato di pubblicazione:||Pubblicato|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Titolo:||Design of a lightweight chassis for the land speed record vehicle Buckeye Bullet 2|
|Autori:||Biancolini, ME; Renzi, F; Rizzoni, G|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|