|Project Summary||Project Information|
The goal of this project is to develop a low cost, first generation filament winding machine which produces simple composite tubing. Problems have existed in the past of jointing purchased carbon fiber tubing to the space frame of the Formula SAE racing vehicle, and our ability to manufacturing this composite tubing is very limited. This project seeks to begin simply, by developing a machine that can produce cheaper composite tubes (i.e. fiberglass) with limited fiber angle orientations (relative to ability to bear stress). With this platform as a stepping stone, future Senior Design teams can improve upon the design and increase the scale and scope tubular composite manufacturing, hopefully with the end goal of having a machine that can produce carbon fiber tubing at around raw material cost.
|Senior Design||Final Documents||Media|
Carbon Fiber Tube http://www.prodivisiongolf.com/images/carbon-fiber-tubes-5(tfauf2).gif
Carbon Fiber Joint http://http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/photos/tech/look/585-seattop.jpg