In the Subteam Monocoque we develop since 2009 true to the motto "light, lighter, CFRP" all our components are made of fiber-reinforced materials. The in-house production share here corresponds to almost 100% and promises a steep learning curve in the subject of lightweight construction.
Concept & Simulation
In the early years of our association, we have built a vehicle with a tubular frame, but since 2009, we use a CFRP monocoque. All components are simulated using FEM to ensure an optimal ratio of high stiffness to low mass. In the electric race car we have a monocoque, at the combustion we use a hybrid chassis made of CFRP front module and a steel rear frame to facilitate the maintenance of the engine and to reduce its transmitted vibrations.
Production & Validation
We manufacture all CFRP components in our racing cars in complete self-direction. Highly stressed components and crash structures are subjected to a comprehensive validation process by us in a complex test operation with specially developed test rigs. In 2014, we were able to convince with our concept and know-how and were able to win the "Best Use of Fiber Reinforced Plastics" award from BASF at Formula Student Germany.
Components in the past seasons:
Front Module C and Rear Frame
Front Module E