Home. Northern Arizona University Senior Mechanical Engineering Capstone

The above picture is a chassis and suspension system for a common vehicle.

Our team, Team SPAT, will be making a truss type chassis frame with thin wall aluminum tubing. For the front suspension we will be using an A-arm style suspension. While for the back we will be using a trailing arm/linkage style suspension.

Needs for this project include.

  1. A light weight, rigid frame.
  2. Light weight suspension capable of preforming on many road conditions.
  3. Ability to easily be integrated with other systems of the Urban car
  4. Comply with Shell Eco-marathon’s competition regulations.