Students’ dissertations

Design of an innovative swingarm for competition motorcycles

Design of an innovative swingarm for competition motorcycles

Giacomo Sarti – giacomo.sarti88@gmail.com Degree in Aerospace Engineering – Prof. Roberto Lot 1. Objective The aim of this work is to design an innovative swingarm starting from the study of two typical swingarms that are commons in competition motorcycles. The first … Continue reading

Setup optimization for the FSAE car MG07.12

Setup optimization for the FSAE car MG07.12

This works is focused on the development of a multibody model of the MG07.12 using the software ‘LMS Virtual Lab’. It will be used to define the optimal setup of the car for a specific track, verifying the results with a data acquisition system on the real vehicle. Continue reading

Wheel loads estimate of a 125cc racing kart through on-track data acquisitions and numerical analyses

Wheel loads estimate of a 125cc racing kart through on-track data acquisitions and numerical analyses

Author: Ing. Gianmaria Cusimano – gianmaria.cusimano@gmail.com M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering     Relator: Prof. Giovanni Meneghetti Correlator: Prof. Roberto Lot   Introduction The aim of this work was to get a reliable estimate of loads acting on wheels of a … Continue reading

Multibody analysis of the Formula SAE car MG0712

Multibody analysis of the Formula SAE car MG0712

Summary from the thesis of Fabio Cagnin, graduate in Mechanical Engineering in the University of Padua fabio.cagnin@hotmail.it   This paper deal with the multibody analysis of the MG0712, vehicle representative the Race Up Team of the University of Padua in … Continue reading

Quantitative assessment of manoeuvrability for a 750 cc street motorcycle

Quantitative assessment of manoeuvrability for a 750 cc street motorcycle

The desire to improve the motorcycle safety has led to study and to quantitatively assess vehicle manoeuvrability and handling. For this purpose have been developed various expressions which typically relate system input to system output. With regard to motorcycle manoeuvrability, a notable example of such a measure, or metric, is the Roll Index, even called MDRG Index. This metric takes into account the peak-to-peak values of the rider-input steering torque divided by the peak-to-peak roll rate response of the vehicle and normalizes this quantity by the forward velocity.
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