Suspension

We in the Subteam Suspension have the task to keep the race cars perfectly on the road and to get the maximum performance.

Concept & Validation

In the chassis, there are a lot of safety-related components. Therefore, reliability is paramount. Nevertheless, our goal is to improve the chassis with new, innovative concepts and optimization of existing solutions. In addition to reducing weight and minimizing unsprung masses, it is important to increase the stiffness in the chassis and also to ensure and improve the adjustability. Through the specific coordination of the individual components, we achieve exceptional agility, high driving safety and stable handling on the tight and twisty sections of the Formula Student.

 

Testing & Events

Taking the right setup for each discipline requires a lot of testing time due to the many adjustment options and the interaction of the individual components. On the test track, however, we do not rely solely on times and the feedback of our drivers, but also have a large number of sensors in the vehicle whose signals are recorded by a logger. The analysis of this data and the implementation of the findings is an important key to success.

Components in the past seasons:

  • Pedalbox

  • Vehicle Dynamics Simulation

  • Wheel Carriers

  • Wheel Hubs

  • Steering

  • Brakes

  • Springs-Dampers

  • Wishbone

  • Drive Shafts

 

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