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University of Southern Queensland Faculty of Engineering and Surveying

Steering System and Suspension Design for 2005 Formula SAE-A Racer Car

A dissertation submitted by

Cristina Elena Popa

in fulfilment of the requirements of

Courses ENG4111 and 4112 Research Project
towards the degree of

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)

Submitted: October 2005

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Abstract

The dissertation documents the design project for the steering system and suspension of the 2005 Formula SAE-A racer car made at the University of Southern Queensland. The dissertation includes a review of current automotive steering and suspension systems followed by the review of Formula SAE-A restrictions and design requirements. A thorough analysis of 2004 USQ racer car has been included in order to establish the areas of design modifications followed by the actual design with all the technical specifications required.

3 University of Southern Queensland Faculty of Engineering and Surveying

ENG4111/2 Research Project

Limitations of Use
The Council of the University of Southern Queensland, its Faculty of Engineering and Surveying, and the staff of the University of Southern Queensland, do not accept any responsibility for the truth, accuracy or completeness of material contained within or associated with this dissertation. Persons using all or any part of this material do so at their own risk, and do not at the risk of the Council of the University of Southern Queensland, its Faculty of Engineering and Surveying or the staff of the University of Southern Queensland. This dissertation reports an educational exercise and has the purpose or validity beyond this exercise. The sole purpose of the course pair entitled “Research Project” is to contribute to the overall education within the student’s chosen degree program. This document, the associated hardware, software, drawings, and other material set out in the associated appendices should not be used for any other purpose: if they are so used, it is entirely at the risk of the user.

Prof G. Baker Dean Faculty of Engineering and Surveying

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Certification

I certify that the ideas, designs and experimental work, results, analyses and conclusions set out in this dissertation are entirely my own effort, except where otherwise indicated and acknowledged. I further certify that the work is original and has not been previously submitted for assessment in any other course or institution, except where specifically stated.

CRISTINA ELENA POPA Student number: 0050018250

_____________________________ Signature _____________________________ Date

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Acknowledgements
The author of this dissertation would like to thank the following people:

Mr Chris Snook, Project Supervisor, Lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland, for his helpful advice and support throughout the duration of this project;

Mr Selvan Pather, Lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland, for his advice;

Mr. Bruce Llewellyn for his donation of a steering box and his time and effort to modify it;

Mr. Martin Corcoran, Linear Bearings Pty Ltd, for his generous donation of rod ends and spherical bearings;

Mr. Chris Gallagan and Mr Brian Aston at the University of Southern Queenslad workshop for their patience and advice;

Mr. Ray Malpres, for his advice, patience, time and effort dedicated to this project.

Miss Melinda Plank, University of Southern Queensland Design Team Member for her unwavering support with fund raising and promotion for this project.

CRISTINA POPA

University of Southern Queensland

October 2004

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