The monocoque is an integral part of the vehicle and consists of a shell body that uses the external skin to support both tensile and compressive loads. Drivers’ safety is most important in racing cars, so the monocoque should be able to withstand extreme loads without failing. For analyzing composite monocoques in Composite PrepPost, the first step is to generate a shell body in surface format from a Formula SAE car solid model required for the composite layup.
In this video lesson, you will learn how to create a shell model from solid geometry and the defeaturing process using tools and features within Ansys SpaceClaim.
Composite Monocoque Image Credit: Team Cornell Racing