Design and Construction of the Prototype IDRApegasus

IDRApegasus is a fuel cell prototype designed by the Team H2politO to partecipate to the Shell Eco-Marathon, a competition where the winner is not who's fastest but who consume less.

Altair softwares are used to design the principal components of IDRApegasus like the carbon fiber monocoque and alluminium alloys wheels in that the design purpose was low weight, resistance andĀ  stiffness .Using the optimization processes (topological for the rim and the process for carbon fiber component) the Tam was able to design the vehicle with a good compromise between the objectives set out above.

 

The Author

Bruno Morcinelli
StudentĀ  and Mechanical Manager of Team H2politO
Politecnico di Torino