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dc.contributor.author Nair, Vikram en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-25T19:07:56Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-25T19:07:56Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-25
dc.date.submitted January 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-11693 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/11026
dc.description.abstract This thesis suggests which factors have significant effect on the torsional and flexural stiffness of a space frame without contributing excessively to its weight. These factors are used as design variables to display the interaction plots generated by performing a Design of Experiments (DOE) using the Hyperstudy tool in Hyperworks by Altair®. The DOE will also provide a mathematical model which can help predict the responses by varying several factors in the design. The node - element models are created in ANSYS classic and are analyzed for various load cases that are representative of the loads on a formula SAE chassis during operation. The main focus is to maximize stiffness to weight ratio for a simple rectangular space frame while keeping making sure the various stresses acting along the section is under the yield load. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Woods, Robert en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.title Determination Of Factors To Improve Effectiveness Of Triangulation Members For A Formula SAE Race Car Frame en_US
dc.type M.S. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Woods, Robert en_US
dc.degree.department Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.degree.discipline Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.S. en_US

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