Structural Analysis of the Upright of a FSAE Race Car

  • Vinayak H. Khatawate
  • Jinesh ShethEmail author
  • Prakriti Tulasyan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


Upright of a FSAE car is normally subjected to various mechanical loads as it handles tire forces as well as the reaction forces from wishbones. This paper aims to analyze the structural integrity of the rear upright for a FSAE vehicle. The upright has been modeled using 3D modeling software SOLIDWORKS and its finite element analysis (FEA) was done using ANSYS. The methodology consisted of generating good quality mesh, considering various mesh quality criteria, applying forces and moments for different load scenarios and further analyzing their effects.


FSAE Upright Statics structural FEA Mesh quality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vinayak H. Khatawate
    • 1
  • Jinesh Sheth
    • 1
    Email author
  • Prakriti Tulasyan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringDwarkadas J. Sanghvi College of EngineeringVile Parle, MumbaiIndia

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