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Kamaro-Engineering e.V.
c/o Lehrstuhl für mobile Arbeitsmaschinen (KIT)
Gebäude 70.04
Rintheimer Querallee 2
76131 Karlsruhe

E-Mail: kamaro.engineering[at]
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VR-Nr.: 3527
Amtsgericht Karlsruhe

Lightweight

Lightweight
chair: Team Mechanik
Date: 27.11.2013

Lightweight

a = F/m
[FEM Wheel]
Mass is the enemy to any acceleration.

With every part, we try to save as much weight as possible while retaining its structural strength. Finite-element analysis helps to understand the exact strain on the part. Material can be taken away where it is not needed.

The shown part is a gear wheel of about 2 cm width. (Thats about 3/4th of an inch) The FEM analysis shows that the material could be turned down to as little as 2 mm without overloading. Some security factors must be added, so the final part will be about 3 mm.

In this case, the weight can be reduced to less then 50% of the original weight.