Chassis Brakes International (AU, ASEAN) is a proud sponsor of Melbourne and Swinburne University at the 2013 Formula SAE. Below is an excerpt from the Melbourne University teams September news letter.
“Each year the team designs, builds and races a Formula SAE car. The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Melbourne has a global reputation for engineering excellence and design innovation, as well as an excellent record for environmental and occupational health and safety practices.
The 2013 brake rotors were designed by the Brakes and Drivetrain team this year using Altair Hyperworks optimisation software and following up with FEA in SolidWorks. After verifying the design, the technical drawings were sent to Chassis Brakes International (AU, ASEAN) who sponsor the MUR team and not only offer valuable knowledge and assistance with the brake rotor designs, but also manufacture the rotors once the designs have been finalised.
After the raw stock had been cast, CNC milling was used to turn the grey cast iron into an optimised brake rotor. The geometry of the brake rotors are different for the front and rear as the braking loads on each are not equal due to the significant weight transfer that can occur to the front of the vehicle under high deceleration rates. All in all the design and manufacturing of the brake rotors could not have been possible without the help of CBI, and in particular the assistance from Tony Lee. The MUR team would like to thanks Tony and CBI for all their help and very much appreciate the work they have done to enable these components to be made.”