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M. D. Gilchrist
J. Mallon
Luke J. Curley



carbon epoxy composite buckling cross section formula 1 suspension push rod formula 1 racing car fracture compression

Compression strength of composite suspension push-rods for Formula 1 racing cars (1997)

Abstract Advanced composite materials are extensively used in the construction of a contemporary Formula 1 racing car. This paper describes the manufacture and ultimate mechanical performance under compression of composite suspension push-rods that could typically be used in a Grand Prix racing car. An aerofoil-type cross-section was used with different lay-ups of unidirectional and woven cross-ply carbon/epoxy composite. Failure mechanisms including compression and buckling were observed and the ultimate strength of the component under compression was significantly less than that of the material
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M. D. Gilchrist, J. Mallon, Luke J. Curley

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M. D. Gilchrist
University College Dublin
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