CREATION OF THE CHASSIS (I)

The leaders of the chassis creation process are the Swedish team and the French team with the help of the Croatian team.

One of the objectives of the DEMETER project is the creation of a new chassis according to the needs of our rover.

The first steps we took was to study a chassis model of a Leopard II from the Torro brand, which are very resistant vehicles that allow them to function adequately on all types of terrain.

studying the chassis
studying the chassis

Once the engineering of our test model had been studied, Alexandre Catala, his colleague David and the rest of his team began to design sketches for the creation of a new chassis.

chassis cad designing
chassis cad designing

The students participated very actively in the process and it helped them to put into practice all the CAD knowledge learned so far in a real project.

cad designing workgroup
cad designing workgroup

Many designs were obtained and later a meeting was held to put all of them together, discuss the advantages and disadvantages and design the final result to be able to machine it.

torsion bar
torsion bar

One of the most complex parts of machining are the torsion bars in which you have to put all the expertise and knowledge of teachers and students.

Other smaller parts are not going to be less difficult to produce:

 

However, with the knowledge of teachers and students together with teamwork we believe that we will be able to achieve it.

 

Below is a video explaining the technical operation of the rover:

The Demeter Project