Jackets Racing

Knuckles

November 17, 2009

The drivetrain team set out with many challenges and goals this year. The designing of the knuckles were done from scratch due to re-designing of the suspension system. This was a challenging but fun task. It required working closely with the suspension, brake and hub design team members. The design went through many iterations until the final design was reached. Finite Element Analysis was performed on the knuckles using Algor. The factor of safety of the front knuckle is 2.6 and weighs approximately 2.4 pounds.

- Brian Blocher

Front Knuckle Design
Rear Knuckle Design
Front Knuckle, Hub, and Brake Assembly