Mechanical Engineering ETDs

Publication Date

Winter 11-11-2019


This thesis is to provide a new methodology that considers the effects the chassis applies during dynamic load to the suspension and the handling characteristics of a road course vehicle. A methodology in which is described in detail as well as an applied demonstration where literature before this thesis, lacks in replication and serves to establish a basis for multi-body dynamic analysis in this area. Two models to be created, rigid and flexible, and to compare each other to study the effects the chassis torsional stiffness has during load transfer. Ultimately, to assist in the design of a vehicle that takes into account the effects studied in this thesis.


ADAMS, Multi-Body, Design, Automotive, Racing, FSAE

Degree Name

Mechanical Engineering

Level of Degree


Department Name

Mechanical Engineering

First Committee Member (Chair)

Dr. John Russell

Second Committee Member

Dr. Yu-Lin Shen

Third Committee Member

Dr. Richard Jepsen

Document Type